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It’s a joyous time for fans of The L Word: Generation Q. Showtime has announced after months of no word that it has renewed the beloved drama series for another season. The news was met with much excitement from viewers, as well as the cast of The L Word: Generation Q.

The cast of 'The L Word: Generation' pose for a photo together at an event for the show
(L-R) Stephanie Allynne, Arienne Mandi, Jacqueline Toboni, Katherine Moennig, Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Sepideh Moafi, Rosanny Zayas, and Leo Sheng on the red carpet at an event for Showtime’s ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ in December 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Showtime has announced ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Season 3

The news of the renewal came on Friday, Feb. 4. The show is one of the most anticipated series on Showtime and follows the lives and loves of a friend group in Los Angeles. The series is a revival of the 2004 show The L Word and has a cast including Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, Sepideh Moafi, Jordan Hull, and Jamie Clayton.

A statement shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet said the series will be “executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, along with series creator Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, Melody Derloshon, and original series stars Beals, Moennig, and Hailey.” The season has 10 episodes and will air later in 2022.

How the cast reacted to the news of ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Season 3

The announcement was a long time coming and something fans have waited for for months.

Beals, who plays Bette Porter, acknowledged the renewal and the long wait on Instagram. “Better late than never ☺️ S3,” she captioned a series of photos showing her smiling and holding up three fingers.

“Happy to not keep this a secret any longer. Happy season 3!!” Moennig (Shane McCutcheon) added, posting a photo standing outside of a trailer.

Similar sentiments were shared by Hailey (Alice Pieszecki), Mandi (Dani Núñez), Moafi (Ghorbani), Toboni (Sarah Finley), Zayas (Sophie Suarez), Sheng (Micah Lee), and Clayton (Tess Van De Berg). In posts also shared online, all expressed their excitement to be back for another season.

“⁣Thank you all for watching and bringing us to this point 💚🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈” Sheng’s Instagram post said in part.


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The latest season left the characters facing big decisions

When the show left off, each of the characters was at a fork in the road. Whether it was Tess’ move out of state, Finley’s agreement to go to rehab, or Bette’s love triangle, they were all facing life-altering decisions.

While there’s limited information about the next season, Moennig told Collider in 2021 that there were already “preliminary conversations” about what might happen.

“I know what I want [to see happen], and I’ll go to the mat for it,” Moennig added.