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The L Word Generation Q: Season 3

The L Word Generation Q is BACK with Season 3. Here is everything you need to know.

Get your diaries out. Find the 18th November. Then cancel all of your plans. Why? You ask? As if you didn’t already know. Like it’s not been the hot topic of your WLW Whatsapp group chats already? We know what you’re like (don’t worry, we’re proud of it). 

Just trust us. The L Word Generation Q series three (quite the mouthful) is back. Back in February, Showtime announced the renewal of the third season of the series, which would debut later this year. The ten episodes will feature Leisha Hailey, Kate Moennig, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Rosanny Zayas, Jacqueline Toboni, Sepideh Moafi, Jamie Clayton, Jennifer Beals, and Jordan Hull. 

So grab your best queer mates, get a takeaway planned and start sleuthing. The wait for more classic lesbian drama and deliberation is (nearly) over, and here are the facts you need to know. 

L Word Season 3
The cast of ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ includes Jordan Hull as Angie Porter-Kennard, Jennifer Beals as Bette, Leo Sheng as Micah Lee, Sepideh Moafi as Gigi, Arienne Mandi as Dani Nunez, Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki, Rosanny Zayas as Sophie Suarez, Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon and Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley. | Jill Greenberg/Showtime

Where can we watch it?

The show will be streaming on Showtime on the 18th Nov 2022, with 10 episodes in total, airing weekly. This is where you can also watch the new trailers for a sneaky peak at all the drama yet to unfold.

Where did L Word Season 2 leave us?

If you remember, we were nervous when season two dropped a dramatic end involving Bette and Tina, when Tina shows up at Bette’s door. Earlier, Shane had asked, “If Tina showed up at your doorstep and said she was still in love with you, what would you do?” making Shane’s hypothetical real, and leaving us with a cliffhanger, without a return date in sight. 

Well can finally relax, sort of, if you can quell the anticipation.

Who can we expect to appear in this one?

In September, Fletcher announced via her twitter that she’s got a new gig as a guest star this season. Are we at all surprised after this summer’s drama caused by Becky’s So Hot and one particular vintage t-shirt? This only means some chaotically fuelled drama must be on the cards, but we don’t yet know what. Nicely played, Fletcher. 

One of our fave musicians Kehlani will also be appearing in this season, playing Ivy, a make-up artist and single mum re-entering the world of dating after having a baby, pining after an unavailable woman. Now who on earth could that be, do we think?

Next up on the queer hit-list of guest stars is Selling Sunset’s Chrishell, who revealed via TikTok her trailer on October 12th. Also joining is comedian Margaret Cho, playing herself as a talk show host, Joey Lauren Adams, who will play Taylor, a self-deprecating barista, and Joanna Cassidy, who will play Patty, Tess’ mom.

Have no fear, the core cast of characters will be returning:

  • Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), 
  • Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey), 
  • Shane McCutcheon (Moennig), 
  • Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), 
  • Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), 
  • Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), 
  • Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas), 
  • Gigi Ghorbani (Sepideh Moafi), 
  • Angie Porter-Kennard (Jordan Hull) 

We can also expect the season two guest stars Rosie O’Donnell (Carrie), Laurel Holloman (Tina), and Jamie Clayton (Tess) to return this season too. 

Questions we need answering

  • What will happen to Tess and Shane, now Tess has headed to Vegas to care for her mother (Joanna Cassidy)? 
  • The question as old as time: is Bette going to go after her girlfriend Pippa or crawl back to her ex, Tina? Marja Lewis-Ryan told Entertainment Weekly: “With so much history between them, they’re forced to answer: Would it be different this time around or is it too little too late?” 
  • Will Gigi and Dani get their acts together? Their time ended dramatically when Dani was arrested at Gigi’s family dinner.

What’s different about this season?

L Word YouTuber Ash Silver recently did a set visit in Los Angeles (see below), where Jamie Clayton said viewers can expect to “lose their mind” about the finale. Other cast members seemed particularly excited for Episode Six… whatever that means. Ash also noted that it appears the network is investing more money in the show this season, particularly noting that filming has been moved from the Paramount Lot onto their own lot.

What next?

Put some Fletcher on and make the plans, and be as patient as you possibly can be for another month. It’ll be worth the wait.

We’d love to hear from you, say hello in the comments section below, or tell us what you’re expecting from Season 3.


Team Nonchalant x

Lauren Hurrell
Lauren Hurrell

Lauren is a writer and editor based in Peckham, covering all things queer culture, books, travel, arts and lifestyle, fashion and creativity. She is also a features editor at New Statesman Media Group, writing on sustainability, cities and tech. She most recently had a chapter on Reykjavik published in an LGBTQ+ travel book published by Rough Guides.

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