The L Word: Showtime announces new showrunner for reboot

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The L Word, created by Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg, and Michele Abbott, is making its return to television.

Showtime’s hit series ran from 2004 to 2009 and followed the lives and loves of LA power lesbians Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Tina (Laurel Holloman), Bette’s sister Kit (Pam Grier), Alice (Leisha Hailey), Shane (Katherine Moennig), Dana (Erin Daniels), Carmen (Sarah Shahi), and Max (Daniela Sea).

Now the highly anticipated reboot of the show is coming to fruition as showtime announced that writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan will be the showrunner/executive producer of the new installment of the show currently in development at the network.

The reboot will feature the original cast members in their original roles, as well as a new cast of LGBTQIA characters.

Ryan said in a statement that she is “beyond excited for the opportunity to usher in the next generation of diverse queer people. I couldn’t imagine a better time to make this show.”