‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Star Wants Original These Cast Members Back for the Show
With another season of The L Word: Generation Q on the way, fans are once again wondering who might appear on the show. The series is a revival of Showtime‘s 2004 series The L Word, featuring Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moennig reprising their roles from the original show alongside new cast additions Stephanie Allynne, Jordan Hull, Arienne Mandi, Sepideh Moafi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayas.
The series has also brought back actors such as Laurel Holloman and Rosanna Arquette, but that might not be all.
Jennifer Beals discussed possible guest stars on ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ in an interview
Beals, who stars on the show as art dealer Bette Porter, previously spoke to W Magazine about who she personally wants to see on Gen Q.
“I mean there’s a lot of people that I want back, frankly. But I cannot stop thinking about Holland Taylor,” she said, referring to the actor who portrayed Peggy Peabody.
“Yeah, I really want Peggy Peabody back,” Beals continued. “I was begging the writers; she really sticks in my mind. But there are so many people. I want Marlee Matlin [who played Jodi] back. And I know Pam [Grier, who played Kit]’s really busy, but I want to figure out if it’s within her time schedule to do some flashbacks or something like that. It would be great to have Helena back, too—to have Rachel Shelley back.
There were actually rumors that the show would bring back Shelley’s Helena Peabody for The L Word: Generation Q Season 2. They turned out to be untrue, but it’s possible she could still show up eventually.
Inside the next season of ‘The L Word: Generation Q’
The latest season of The L Word: Generation Q ran from August to October of 2021 and found each of the characters dealing with their own problems in either their work lives or at home.
“In season two, Bette (Beals) dealt with Tina (guest star Laurel Holloman) and Carrie’s (guest star Rosie O’Donnell) engagement, and daughter Angie’s (Hull) search for her birth father; Shane (Moennig) ramped up her business and her feelings for Tess (Jamie Clayton); and hot new author Alice (Hailey) wrestled with her own complicated feelings for her book editor,” reads a quote from a press release that Showtime shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet.
“Meanwhile, a newly single Dani (Mandi) leaned on Gigi (Moafi) during her father’s trial; Finley (Toboni) and Sophie (Zayas) tried hard to make it work despite Finley’s spiraling addiction; and friends Micah (Sheng) and Maribel (Jillian Mercado) fell hard for each other,” the statement continues. “What results of all these complex affairs of life and love will be revealed in season three.”
When does the show return?
So far, the release date for The L Word: Generation Q Season 3 has not been revealed. However, Showtime has said the show will return in 2022.
Looking at past patterns, a late 2022 premiere date seems most likely. But of course, that’s up to the network. Be sure to check back with Showbiz Cheat Sheet for updates as they become available and stream past episodes of the series now on Showtime.