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The L Word: Showtime announces new showrunner for reboot

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The highly anticipated reboot of The L Word is coming even closer to fruition: Showtime has announced that writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan will be the showrunner/executive producer of the new installment of the lesbian drama currently in development at the network.

The L Word‘s creator Ilene Chaiken will also EP alongside stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey. The new L Word will feature those actresses returning in their original roles and a new cast of LGBTQIA characters.

“Ilene and the original L Word made me believe that my voice mattered,” said Ryan in a statement. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to usher in the next generation of diverse queer people. I couldn’t imagine a better time to make this show.”

An accomplished playwright, Ryan wrote and directed the film 6 Balloons with Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco and is writing the Splash remake with Channing Tatum and the film Buried Bodies for Noah Hawley (Fargo).

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EW reunited the cast and Chaiken last May and all involved were thrilled at the idea of bringing the series back to television:

Katherine Moennig: Wouldn’t it be interesting to see where we all wound up?

Jennifer Beals: Bette has a walker, obviously.

Moennig: Shane’s on Metamucil.

Leisha Hailey: Our country is so polarized right now and the political landscape is such a mess. We need shows that are about community and acceptance.

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