‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Showrunner Addresses Season 3 Renewal Speculation

Fans of The L Word: Generation Q are wondering about the possibility of another season. The show is a reboot of the 2004 series The L Word and revolves around a group of gay friends in Los Angeles as they experience life and love together. The latest events have viewers eager for more, but will there be another season of The L Word: Generation Q? Though nothing has been confirmed, showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan is hopeful it’ll happen.

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

Will ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Season 3 happen?

Ryan recently joined The L Word: Generation Q stars Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey for an episode of their Pants podcast, where she discussed the show, the characters, and more.

During the conversation, Moennig and Hailey also asked the showrunner questions previously submitted by fans. Asked whether there would be another season, Ryan said she wasn’t sure. But when pressed for more, she voiced confidence that Showtime would renew the series. “I think they’re gonna give us another shot,” Ryan said, drawing cheers from Moenning and Hailey. However, she didn’t confirm anything.

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Showtime will have the final say

As of writing, Showtime has not revealed the fate of Generation Q. The Cinemaholic reported that the news should come over the next few weeks, given the show just finished its second season. But “it is difficult to ascertain if the show will return.”

The series premiered in 2019 and became a sizable hit, but over the course of the show, ratings have allegedly dwindled. TV Series Finale reported that this trend continued in The L Word: Generation Q Season 2, with certain episodes reaching an all-time low. However, writer Telly Vulture predicted Showtime would still renew the series, despite the alleged huge drop in ratings between the first two seasons.

A third season would have several loose ends to tie up

In The L Word: Season 2 finale, titled “Last Call,” Dani Nunez got arrested for skipping out on a court date; Sarah Finley agreed to go to rehab; Alice Pieszecki found an engagement ring in her boyfriend’s belongings; Carrie Walsh called off her wedding; Tina Kennard showed up on Bette Porter’s doorstep; and Tess Van De Berg left Los Angeles. If there’s a third season, fans can expect the show to explore the aftermath of all those things and more.

The cast of The L Word: Generation Q Season 3 would likely include Jennifer Beals (Bette Porter), Katherine Moennig (Shane McCutcheon) Leisha Hailey (Alice Pieszecki), Laurel Holloman (Tina Kennard), Jacqueline Toboni (Sarah Finley), Arienne Mandi (Dani Núñez), Rosanny Zayas (Sophie Suarez), and Sepideh Moafi (Gigi Ghorbani).

It’s unclear if actors such as Jamie Clayton (Tess Van De Berg) and Stephanie Allynne (Natalie Bailey) would return.

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