Rumors of a the L Word reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (October 15) as reports claimed that Showtime confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 16/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 17 years since the L Word first aired?! (17 years, 8 months, 28 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the L Word end?
When the L Word came to an end after 6 years in March 2009, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Jenny Schecter (Mia Kirshner). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a L Word reunion disappoint people?
The L Word aired from 2004-2009 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Beals said she's not sure if the L Word would work today. “I don't want to see old Bette Porter,” she told a journalist (Beals turned 57 in December). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a L Word movie?
In a recent interview, Pam Grier (who played Kit Porter) said she can't imagine a L Word reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Dallas Roberts (who played Angus Partridge between 2006 and 2009) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a L Word movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a L Word film, Jennifer Beals stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a L Word reboot?
Recasting the L Word for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a L Word reunion, a L Word movie, or a L Word reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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