There is great news for the LGBT audience as the famous show, ‘The L Word: Generation Q’, promoting that community is finally back for its third season! With a host of new faces, returning characters, and some exciting guest appearances, the 2019 revival of ‘The L Word’ picked up 10 years after the end of the original series. And now, after almost one year of season 2, it’s officially back for the upcoming season.
‘The L Word: Generation Q’ is a reboot of Ilene Chaiken’s cherished homosexual soap opera, ‘The L Word’, that initially premiered on Showtime back in 2004. After two favorable seasons, Generation Q has managed to extend the show’s inclusivity. Tackle present-day issues like the Me Too movement and Times Up, and allure fans of the original show with a new cast of characters to easily love.
Season 3 of The L Word: Generation Q is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, along with series creators Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, Melody Derloshon as well as Beals, Moennig, and Hailey, in association with MLR Original and Showtime Networks.
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The L Word Generation Q Release Date
The third season of the show is all set to premiere on November 20, 2022. It will have weekly releases on Sundays for 10 episodes. Showtime subscribers have an advantage, as the episodes will be available to them via streaming and on-demand platforms on preceding Fridays. The first season of the series was released on December 8, 2019, followed by the second on August 8, 2021. The series was then renewed for a third season in February 2022, for which production began in June 2022.
The L Word Generation Q Cast
Season 3 will feature Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Kate Moennig, the original actors of the LWord reprising their roles as Bette, Alice, and Shane, along with Arienne Mandi as Dani Nunez, Sepideh Moafi as Gigi Ghorbani, and Leo Sheng as Micah Lee in regular roles. We will also get to see Vanessa Estelle Williams as Pippa Pascal, Jacqueline, Toboni as Sarah Finley, Rosanny Zayas as Sophie Suarez, Jordan Hull as Angelica (Angi) Porter-Kennard, Freddy Miyares as Jose, Donald Faison as Tom Maultsby, and Jamie Clayton as Tess Van De Berg in recurring roles.
Moreover, fans are also excited to see the guest stars comedian Margaret Cho (who will play herself as a guest host on the Alice talk show); Joey Lauren Adams [(Chasing Amy) as Taylor, a salt-of-the-earth barista with a secret passion]; Joanna Cassidy [(Six Feet Under) as Patty, Tess’ mom and a former Las Vegas showgirl]; and singer Kehlani (as Ivy, a makeup artist and young parent who heads up Alice’s glam team and falls for the wrong person.) “I’m so excited to have these icons join our sparkly cast!” said showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan.
The L Word Generation Q Plot
Season 2 of the series ended with an appalling shocker- Bette handled Tina and Carrie’s engagement and her daughter Angie’s look for her biological father; Shane ramped up her business and her feelings for Tess; and hot new author Alice wrestled with her own complex feelings for her book editor. On the other hand, a newly single Dani leaned on Gigi all along during her father’s trial; Finley and Sophie tried hard to make it work despite Finley’s spiraling addiction, and friends Micah and Maribel (Jillian Mercado) fell hard for each other.
There were quite a few unanswered questions regarding some characters. While we are unaware of the fate of Tess and Shane since she left for Las Vegas to take care of her mother, we don’t know whether Bette is going to choose her girlfriend Pippa, or her ex Tina. As for Gigi, even though we thought she might be in a happy relationship, we wonder if it’s going to be a period of adjustment between Gigi and Dani as their time together ended in a dramatic way when Dani was arrested at Gigi’s family dinner. Fans are definitely expecting answers to all these questions in season 3.
On an exciting note, the show’s official social media account released a few hints when they shared a photograph of the cover page for the season premiere’s script. It’s full of interesting teasers, like “I wanna watch you fu*k my ex/our ex/your clone,” “I wanna f u on my live stream,” and most importantly, “Someone get married?” Is one of the Generation Q couples ready to cast their nervousness aside and get married? We’ll wait until November to discover.
The L Word Generation Q Trailer
Showtime has only released a sneak peek of the new season, without any news about the official trailer. But we are expecting it soon as the premiere date is approaching.
Where to watch The L Word Generation Q
‘The L Word: Generation Q’ can be enjoyed by streaming it on fuboTV, Amazon Prime, Showtime, and Hotstar. One can also watch it y renting or purchasing it on Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, and iTunes.