‘The L Word’ Reboot Is No More
The HBO-led reboot of the popular show about LGBTQ relationships in Los Angeles is no longer. The show’s third season ended about two months ago, and fans anxiously awaited the season four renewal.
The cast of TLW Gen Q is not alone in their new quest for a job, Showtime hasn’t renewed a show since January after they integrated with Paramount+. Chris McCarthy is now the head of Showtime and is responsible for the merger with Paramount+, the streaming service will now be called Paramount+ with Showtime.
As we mentioned, TLW isn’t the only show to get the axe. Shows with only one season under their belt, like Let the Right One In and American Gigolo. The upcoming series, Ripley, based on the thriller novel turned movie, The Talented Mr. Ripley, has been moved to Netflix.
‘The L Word’ Moving To New York
McCarthy is said to be pushing for The L Word to still have a home on Showtime and one of the ways they plan on doing that is changing the location to New York City. When he started the position, McCarthy initially had pinned his focus on Yellowjackets and The L Word.
McCarthy said in a statement they plan “to lean into Showtime’s strengths and focus on three key areas that have defined the brand: Complex and subversive antiheroes like Dexter and Yellowjackets, powerful high-stakes worlds like Homeland and Billions, and unconventional cultural takes like The L Word and The Chi.”
The statement said they are focused on making those shows the best they can be. “With an eye towards making the biggest hits possible and building them into hit franchises as we have done very successfully across the company.”
‘The L Word’ Has Other Spinoffs
The series is no stranger to having spinoffs. After the original series, The L Word ended, the show continued with two reality TV spinoffs. The Real L World followed a group of LGBTQ friends’ love lives and hookups in the city.
The other spinoff was L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, a documentary film. The creator of the series, Ilene Chaiken, tweeted out the news via a Deadline article. Still, she had no personal comments about the cancellation or the possible move to a new city.
Many fans are assuming/begging Chaiken to focus on Bette and Tina, two main characters who tied the knot, again in the finals season of the reboot. They are also asking back the likes of Helena, Shane, and many other fan favorites who didn’t get to appear in this reboot.
Season three ended with Bette and Tina now living in New York so that the transition wouldn’t be hard, and Shane is prime New York energy. Helena can fit in anywhere, including prison (if any of you remember the original series.
Don’t sleep on Finley or Alice moving production of Alice’s show to NY, and actress Sepideh Moafi, who plays Gigi, already lives in NY. It’s kind of all coming together.