“The L Word” is officially headed back to TV.
Showtime confirmed that the revival series has been green-lit for an eight-episode season during the Television Critics Association press tour, according to Deadline.
Marja-Lewis Ryan will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside series creator Ilene Chaiken who will also executive produce. The original series’ stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey are also on board as executive producers. All three will make appearances as their original characters on the new series.
“Marja has brought her unique and contemporary vision to The L Word and blended it beautifully into the fabric of Ilene’s groundbreaking series,” President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Gary Levine said in a statement. “This revered show was both entertaining and impactful when it originally ran on Showtime, and we are confident that our new version will do that and more in 2019.”
“The L Word,” which had a six season run from 2004-2009 on Showtime, followed a group of lesbians in West Hollywood. The revival will follow a new group of women as they navigate life and love.