Sophie Giannamore joins the cast of The L Word: Generation Q | Photo: ABC
The L Word is back with some juicy casting announcements ahead of its big comeback later this year.
The revival of the original series, which first aired 15 years ago, will feature eight episodes.
The much-anticipated series on the lives of a group of queer women in LA has just cast four actresses in new roles.
Showtime previously said some fan-favorites will appear ‘alongside a new generation of self-possessed LGBTI characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks, and success in LA’.
The L Word revival cast trans actress
While Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig will reprise their original roles of Bette, Alice and Shane respectively, The L Word: Generation Q will also introduce new characters. And it is safe to say the show is going the extra mile to solve its representation problem in the process.
The original series, in fact, mainly featured cis women and even cast a cis actress in a trans role.
It looks like it won’t be the case in the upcoming instalment as The L Word has just cast trans teen actress Sophie Giannamore.
Giannamore, known for her role on ABC’s show The Good Doctor, will play Jordi, ‘a rebellious teen with absent parents’. It isn’t clear whether the character will also be trans or what her background will be at the moment.
Who are the other new characters on The L Word?
Queer comedian Fortune Feimster has been cast as Heather, an aspiring comedian who lacks boundaries.
Moreover, bisexual Olivia Thirlby, known for her supporting role in Juno, will star as ‘kind-hearted Rebecca’. According to the official description, her character often finds herself attracted to the wrong kind of women.
The fourth actor announced is Lex Scott Davis, playing Quiara, a sensual singer who returns to LA.
Other new cast members, announced last month, include Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayas.
The L Word alumna Sarah Shahi, who played Shane’s girlfriend Carmen on the show, also said she would love to come back.
The L Word is officially coming back and here’s what we know
The L Word turns 15 and cast and fans shared sweet anniversary messages
I messaged girls on dating apps using only The L Word quotes and it was weird