Warning: Contains spoilers for The L Word original series. The original series, which followed the lives of queer women in Los Angeles and ran from to , has continued to captivate viewers after it ended. This new iteration will no doubt inspire similar devotion from fans—new and old alike. The eight-episode show is set for a fall premiere on Showtime, but a date hasn't been announced yet. More than ten years have passed since this show was on the air, so of course, there are going to be some cast change-ups. Here is a list of the main characters and what we know about their return for Generation Q.
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Jenny debuted on-screen during the pilot episode and remained until the series' final episode. Jenny became well documented in the media for her outlandish plots. Jenny was created by series creator Ilene Chaiken , loosely based on herself as a younger woman living in the lesbian community. Chaiken implemented a series of changes to the character, one of which being the inclusion of a sexual abuse storyline and self-harm, which some critics observed as being attempts to make her likable in the LGBT community. One storyline that gained mainstream attention was adopting a homeless dog, only to have it put down for personal gain. Other storylines include stripping, writing novels, coming out , directing a film, affairs, and her possible murder.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, the influential LGBTQ drama, which aired on Showtime from to , will be back to take us inside the lives and loves of a group of queer women living in California. The show's original co-creator Ilene Chaiken has already signed on to executive produce the project, along with stars Jennifer Beals Bette Porter , Katherine Moenig Shane McCutcheon , and Leisha Hailey Alice Pieszecki , who will also star in the series "if it moves forward. Fans might have noticed a name missing, however, and whether or not Mia Kirshner will be in The L Word sequel is a mystery. Bustle has reached out to her representatives for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.
TV's way of breaking lesbian stereotypes. That it exists--to mostly positive reviews--is not an unwelcome contrast to the fate of out lesbian Ellen Degeneris' sitcom Ellen, which ABC promptly canceled in when her character came out as a lesbian. The storylines aren't dissimilar from other soap opera themes--relationships between friends, the pursuit of love and intimacy, the sting of infidelity, and then of course there's the sex. But if "L" Word is supposed to challenge stereotypes, it only does so by perpetuating the ridiculous caricature of gay life that Hollywood has recently championed. This is the view that gays and now lesbians are rich, white, supermodel beautiful and lead fabulous lives.