The original version of The L Word broke new ground for on-screen representation during its run on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, so we can only imagine what the reboot will do. Yes, the GLAAD Media Award-winning series is on its way back to the small screen — so it's about time we catch up with its stars!
When Entertainment Weekly reunited the cast in May, a couple months before Showtime's reboot made headlines, the actors were already abuzz about a second life for the show. "Our country is so polarized right now and the political landscape is such a mess," Leisha Hailey said. "We need shows that are about community and acceptance."
Then came the good news. In July, sources told Variety Showtime was developing a sequel series focusing on a new generation of women but featuring much of the original cast in acting and producing roles. Specifically, Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey would serve as executive producers and appear on the show to bridge the old version with the new.
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis praised the reboot news. "The past few years have seen lesbian and queer women characters in television killed off in shockingly high numbers," she said in a statement to HuffPost. "It is refreshing and exciting to see [The L Word] returning to television where it can tell nuanced, entertaining, and beautiful stories of a largely underrepresented community."
While we eagerly wait for The L Word to make its triumphant return, let's check in with the six women who starred in the original series for all six seasons. Scroll down to read about their lives and careers in the past nine years.