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The L Word reboot just got one step closer to becoming reality

The L Word reboot just got one step closer to becoming reality

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Showtime’s reboot of their groundbreaking lesbian drama The L Word just took an important step forward.

The network tapped Marja-Lewis Ryan as the new iteration’s showrunner and executive producer.

Original creator Ilene Chaiken will also executive produce alongside Ryan. Stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey are also producing. Furthermore, they’re reviving their original roles along with new queer characters.

Ryan is best known as a playwright (The Four-Faced Liar). She’s also writing the upcoming Splash remake with Channing Tatum.

What will a new iteration look like?

Showtime’s original series ran from 2004 to 2009. Along with shows like Will & Grace and Queer as Folk, The L Word did a lot for queer representation on TV.

It focused on the lives of a group of queer (mostly lesbian) women in Los Angeles.

The reboot was originally revealed in July and fans are already so excited.

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However, for a show that’s been off the air for nearly a decade, fans also think there’s room for improvement. After all, a lot can change over a decade — and in fact it has.

There is now room for a great strive toward diversity. Fans especially want to see the reboot address the original series’ biphobia problems.

Time will tell — and hopefully sooner rather than later!