The L Word reunion: Cast and co-creator Ilene Chaiken all want a revival

For EW’s very special LGBTQ issue, we reunited the cast of one of the most progressive series of the last 20 years: Showtime’s The L Word. There’s so many other stories to tell that it’s crazy that this show doesn’t exist. Watch more from the cast in the video above. The cast and co-creator Ilene Chaiken think so. Show Full Article It feels like maybe it should come back. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. With so many series getting the reboot treatment (Will & Grace, The X-Files), should The L Word return? Revisit 25 years’ worth of game-changing LGBTQ movies, TV, and music in   the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, or buy it here now. The drama, which ran from 2004-09, was about a group of successful lesbian friends in Los Angeles and quickly established itself with   bold story lines, including television’s first regular transgender character, Max (Daniela Sea). When we went off the air in 2009, I think a lot of people thought, “Okay, the baton is passed now, and there will be lots of shows that portray lesbian life.” There’s really nothing. Katherine Moennig (Shane): And wouldn’t it be interesting to see where we all wound up? But since the series went off the air, there hasn’t been another lesbian-led series aside from Orange Is the New Black. We need shows that are about community and acceptance. Peggy Sirota for EW
Jennifer Beals (Bette): Bette has a walker, obviously. Kirshner: And the power of friendships. Leisha Hailey (Alice): Our country is so polarized right now and the political landscape is such a mess. We talk about it all the time. RELATED: The L-Word Exclusive Cast Reunion Photos
Ilene Chaiken:   There’s certainly a chance. Watch the clip above, and catch the   entire exclusive   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) special,   EW Reunites: The L Word,   here   or download the free app on your favorite device. Moennig: Shane’s on Metamucil. Mia Kirshner (Jenny):   Another generation is beginning to watch the show, and there’s such a hole in terms of the landscape of what’s on television and what we’re capable of doing.