By David Vandygriff
It was announced back in July that the L Word would be making a return to screens. The groundbreaking show, which followed the lives and loves of a group of Los Angeles lesbians, ran for six seasons from 2004 and 2009.
After a long few months of anticipation over who would be the overseeing the production of the show, it has been confirmed that screenwriter and playwright Marja-Lewis Ryan will be the showrunner.
When the news came out that the series was looking for a showrunner, a number of queer female writers volunteered as tribute.
Bisexual author Roxane Gay tweeted Showtime soon after the renewal was announced saying, “Dear @Showtime I will be a writer on this for you.”.
Ryan wrote and directed the upcoming film 6 Balloons, starring Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco, and is currently writing the reboot of Splash starring Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell, as well as Buried Bodies for Noah Hawley and Fox Searchlight.
So far, we know that Ilene Chaiken is also executive producing, along with Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who all starred in the original Showtime series.
Now that the showrunner has been announced, fans are getting really, really excited for the resurrection of the L Word.