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Generation Q’ canceled by Showtime after three seasons

“The L Word: Generation Q” has been canceled at Showtime after three seasons, but a reboot of the original series is in the works. Variety confirmed.

Despite the cancellation of “Generation Q,” the “L Word” franchise can still live on because there’s a reboot of the original 2004 series, which ran for six seasons, in development with creator Ilene Chaiken attached. “The L Word: New York” is the working title of the series.

Set more than 10 years after the original “L Word,” “The L Word: Generation Q” followed a group of LGBTQ friends who live in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, as they navigate sex, life, and love. The sequel series starred Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Arienne Mandi, Sepideh Moafi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, Jordan Hull and Jamie Clayton. It was created by Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg and Michele Abbott and produced by Chaiken, Beals, Moennig, Hailey, Steph Green, Allyce Ozarski, Kristen Campo, Marja-Lewis Ryan, Maisha Closson and Melody Derloshon.

Upon its 2019 debut, “Generation Q” received favorable reviews, with Variety‘s Caroline Framke calling it “careful about balancing fan service with the original characters against the new possibilities of its younger, hungrier cast of characters – but in terms of gripping stories, ‘Generation Q’ often wins.”

In January, it was announced that Showtime and Paramount+ would merge both streaming and linear next year, branding Paramount+ With Showtime, leaving much of Showtime’s current slate up in the air.

Deadline was the first to report the news.


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