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Monday 23 of November 2020

Showtime sets 'The L Word' sequel with Jennifer Beals


FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2010 file photo, cast member Jennifer Beals arrives at the premiere of
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2010 file photo, cast member Jennifer Beals arrives at the premiere of "The Book of Eli" in Los Angeles. Showtime will air a sequel to its groundbreaking drama series "The L Word," which explored lesbian and bisexual life in Los Angeles. Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, stars of the original 2004-09 series, will reprise their roles, Showtime said Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles),FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2010 file photo, cast member Jennifer Beals arrives at the premiere of "The Book of Eli" in Los Angeles. Showtime will air a sequel to its groundbreaking drama series "The L Word," which explored lesbian and bisexual life in Los Angeles. Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, stars of the original 2004-09 series, will reprise their roles, Showtime said Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Showtime will air a sequel to its groundbreaking drama series “The L Word,” which explored lesbian and bisexual life in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, stars of the original 2004-09 series, will reprise their roles, Showtime said Thursday.

The sequel will introduce other characters across the sexual and gender spectrum, the channel said. It also will explore new and old neighborhoods throughout L.A., Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine said Thursday.

Production is set to begin this summer on eight episodes that the cable channel aims to air later this year, Levine said.

Original series creator Ilene Chaiken will be the executive producer, along with Marja-Lewis Ryan.