The L Word: Generation Q wrapped up its sophomore run on Showtime last October. And since it’s been almost four months since the show’s season 2 finale aired, more and more fans have started to wonder: “Will there be a season 3 for The L Word: Generation Q?”
Showtime finally announced on Friday that it has renewed the drama series for a 10-episode season 3. A sequel series to The L Word, which originally aired on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, The L Word: Generation Q follows the intermingled lives of diverse LGBTQ+ characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks, personal growth, and success in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
Set over 10 years after The L Word, the follow-up series stars original cast members Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Moennig, as well as franchise newcomers Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, Sepideh Moafi, and Jordan Hull.
When will The L Word: Generation Q season 3 premiere?
While The L Word: Generation Q season 3 doesn’t have an exact release date yet, Showtime said that the show’s new batch of episodes will start airing later this year. Since season 2 of the series debuted last summer, it’s likely that season 3 will premiere around the same time this year.
What happened in The L Word: Generation Q season 2?
In the past season, Bette (Beals) dealt with Tina (guest star Laurel Holloman) and Carrie’s (guest star Rosie O’Donnell) engagement, and daughter Angie’s (Hull) search for her birth father; hot new author Alice (Hailey) wrestled with her own complicated feelings for her book editor; and Shane (Moennig) ramped up her business and her feelings for Tess (Jamie Clayton).
Meanwhile, a newly single Dani (Mandi) leaned on Gigi (Moafi) during her father’s trial; Finley (Toboni) and Sophie (Zayas) tried hard to make their relationship work despite Finley’s spiraling addiction; and friends Micah (Leo Sheng) and Maribel (Jillian Mercado) fell hard for each other, turning their once platonic bond into a full-blown romance.
What will happen in The L Word: Generation Q season 3?
Plot details about season 3 are still being kept under wraps, but the new season is expected to tie up all the loose ends at the end of season 2. According to Decider, the upcoming season will see Bette returning to the Art world after a failed stint in politics, Alice exploring new things with a special someone, and Shane dealing with her feelings for Tess and trying not to make the same mistakes she has done in the past.
The L Word: Generation Q TV ratings
Though the first two seasons of The L Word: Generation Q were favorably received by both critics and viewers, the show’s season 3 renewal came as a surprise to some, as the show didn’t really fare well in the ratings game.
According to TVSeriesFinale.com, The L Word: Generation Q season 2 averaged a 0.01 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 74,000 viewers in the live+same day ratings. Compared to season 1, that’s down by 74% in the demo and down by 64% in viewership in the live+same day ratings.