The L Word is in the works, but Generation Q canceled

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The L Word is in the works, but Generation Q canceled

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

Despite Generation Q's cancellation, the L Word franchise may still live on, as there is a reboot of the original 2004 series, which ran for six seasons, in development with creator Ilene Chaiken attached. The sequels were written by 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 executive produced by Chaiken, Beals, Moennig, Hailey, Steph Green, Allyce Ozarski, Kristen Campo, Marja-Lewis Ryan, Maisha Closson and Melody Derloshon.

Upon its debut in 2019, Generation Q received favorable reviews, with Variety s Caroline Framke describing it as carefully balancing fan service with the original characters against the new possibilities of its younger, hungrier characters - but in terms of compelling stories, Generation Q often wins out. In January, it was announced that Showtime and Paramount will combine streaming and linear next year, branded as Paramount With Showtime, leaving much of Showtime's current slate up in the air.

Deadline was the first to report the news.