‘The L Word’ Reboot Gets an Update – Sort Of

A reboot of The L Word has been in development at Showtime for about a year now, and while lesbians are out here starving to death, it’s been hard to get any updates on the show. At a TCA panel Monday, Showtime’s president of programming Gary Levine was questioned about the next iteration of the iconic lesbian show.

“There are a lot of revivals out there,” he said. “We are working hard not to repeat ourselves. If we end up with a show that has something new to say, we will be excited to proceed.”

…And that’s it. Back in November, Showtime announced that writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the sequel show. The L Word’s creator, Ilene Chaiken, will also return to executive produce, as will the show’s original stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moennig, who will reprise their roles and executive produce, too.

“Ilene and the original L Word made me believe that my voice mattered,” Ryan said in a statement last year. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to usher in the next generation of diverse queer people. I couldn’t imagine a better time to make this show.”

The new show aims to reflect on how the Los Angeles lesbian community has changed and updated since the 2000s, as well as updating us on the lives of original characters.

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