It looks like a reunion of The L Word is coming soon
Hints at an L Word reunion have whipped fans into a frenzy. The groundbreaking show, which followed the lives and loves of a group of Los Angeles lesbians, ran for six seasons from 2004 and 2009. In its wake, it left a dedicated fanbase and a multitude of broken taboos.
The fervour was sparked by the show’s executive producer Ilene Chaiken tweeting, apparently out of the blue: “So excited! Can’t wait…!” Plus, she included the Twitter handles of pretty much every one of the cast members.
The prospect of seeing some of the best, most fleshed-out characters – let alone lesbian characters – interact again was almost too much. And, of course, it could finally solve the mystery around Jenny’s murder. As if that wasn’t enough, Chaiken – who is now an executive producer for hit Fox show Empire – was then joined in her Twitter conversation by some of the cast. Kate Moennig, who played the inimitable, irreplaceable Shane McCutcheon, replied to the post. “Can’t wait to be with my gals again!!” she said, driving the fandom into an ever-growing spiral of excitement.
And Sarah Shahi, who played Carmen de la Pica Morales in seasons two and three, wrote: “Me too!! It’s been WAYYYYYY TOO LONG”
Suffice to say, fans are…excited.
But also just a *little* bit apprehensive that this might not be the glorious reunion we’re all hoping for.
Moennig poured a small amount of cold water on the fandom fire that threatened to engulf everyone by tweeting later on: “As far as I know, it’s not a reboot.” However, she added: “For reunion inquiries, direct that to @showtime 😉”
No reboot, but a reunion? Fans may just be able to get on board with that. Either way, we’ll be here. Waiting.