Showtime gave “The L Word” fans an early Christmas present Friday in the form of a premiere date for the groundbreaking series’ upcoming sequel, which the premium cable channel revealed will debut before the holidays.
Titled “The L Word: Generation Q,” the sequel series will premiere on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m., Showtime Networks presidents of entertainment Gary Levine and Jana Winograde said during the Television Critics Association press tour Friday.
Per Showtime, the sequel to the original series — which aired on the pay-TV channel from 2004 to 2009 — continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), along with new characters Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.
“Generation Q” is currently in Los Angeles, with guest stars for the limited series to include Brian Michael, Stephanie Allyne, Olivia Thirlby, Fortune Feimster and Latarsha Rose.
“The L Word” sequel is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan (“The Four-Faced Liar,” “6 Balloons”), along with series creator Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Steph Green (pilot only), and original series stars Beals, Moennig and Hailey.