These four lovely faces will be joining the gang for The L Word: Generation Q

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Listen up fans of The L Word! The cast of the upcoming reboot of the show has just been announced! The L Word: Generation Q is due to come to our screens in Autumn 2019, 10 years after the original series came to an end – and it’s set to be more fabulous than ever!

Set in LA, the fearlessly queer show follows the lives of a group of LGBTQI+ women, navigating their way through the world of love, sex and relationships.

The reboot of the iconic show will feature a younger and much more diverse cast. Transgender actor, Leo Sheng will be playing trans guy Micah Lee, “an earnest, soft-spoken adjunct professor who is forced to confront his fear of vulnerability”.

Leo will be joined be Arienne Mandi in the part of Dani Nùñez, “a powerful and calculating PR executive whose ambition is only tested by her conscience”.

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We’ll also be treated to the talents of Easy star Jaqueline Toboni. Shes playing Sarah Finley, “a charming but unfocused assistant who struggles to reconcile her sexual orientation with her religious upbringing”.

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Plus Rosanny Zayas will be portraying Sophie Suarez, “a TV producer who guards her heart and is quick to put other people’s needs before her own.” You can also catch Rosanny in the upcoming final season of Orange Is The New Black!

Original actors, Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey will also be returning to their roles, playing the much loved characters, Bette Porter, Shane McCutcheon and Alice Pieszecki. 

Ilene Chaiken, the original series creator, has taken on the role of executive producer for Generation Q, and Marja-Lewis Ryan has is the new showrunner.

Original series creator Ilene Chaiken will serve as an executive producer for the project, handing over showrunner duties to Marja-Lewis Ryan. Both are keen to make the show more inclusive than the original and have worked hard to aid issues of representation by ensuring that the cast and production team featured a variety of people from all different backgrounds.

The new series is sure to be a favourite with long term fans of The L Word and people who are tuning in for the first time. So keep your eyes peeled for further announcements, and start getting prepared for some queertastic TV viewing!

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