‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Will Feature 2 New Characters

The L Word is coming back as The L Word: Generation Q on Showtime. Some of the main cast members have been announced to return, but there will be new characters.

Who are they and what else is known about the cast? Here is everything you need to know.

Some of the original cast is returning for The L Word: Generation Q

Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig of “The L Word” ride in the LA Pride Parade | Sarah Morris/Getty Images

Fans of the original run of the show can let out a sigh of relief because some of the original cast is returning. Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moenig are returning as Bette, Alice, and Shane.

Beals talked about what she wanted to accomplish with bringing the show back. That included spreading love after the election of Donald Trump.

“I remember I was in South Dakota watching the returns come in and I texted [creator] Ilene [Chaiken] and I said, ‘We need to do something.’ She said, ‘Let’s get together and talk about it,'” the actress said.

“So we were spitballing about what to do and I said our skillset is storytelling and I think we need to tell stories and certainly in an atmosphere of increasing hatred towards the LGBT community and frankly anyone who’s categorized as ‘other,’ stories exploring the complexities of friendship and love are all that more crucial. Representation of everything. You can’t go backward.”

It’s unknown if other characters will be brought back

Dana Fairbanks (Erin Daniels) and Jenny Schecter (Mia Kirshner) died in the original run of the show. It’s unclear whether they will somehow be resurrected for the sequel by the show’s new showrunner, Marja Lewis Ryan.

I’m not going to speak to those specifics, because, firstly, it’s Marja’s world and her show to do with as she wishes,” Chaiken told NBC News. “And I just want to say kind of anything can happen.”

She then said, “I said to Marja, who is very respectful and collaborative, ‘Feel free to say it was a dream if you want to.’ But I just wanted her to know that I wasn’t precious about any of it, so anything could happen, who knows?”

The two new characters are Dani and Micah

The new characters are exes who are on good terms. Showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan talked about them with Entertainment Weekly.

“My pitch was ‘Take what the show was and make it a lot more inclusive,’ so Dani is cis, Micah is trans,” revealed Ryan. These characters will be in East Hollywood.

There aren’t many details about what the original characters will be up to in the new series. However, Ryan did mention one thing that will come into play. “You know, Bette and Tina (Laurel Holloman) had a kid, who would be like 16 now. So, that’s really fun.”

There is also a chance of Alice’s chart resurfacing. The show will be back in the fall and hopefully, there will be more details released.