We’re all going to be talking, laughing, loving, breathing a lot sooner than we thought!
According to Autostraddle, the internet’s number one independent lesbian website, The L Word Generation Q is wrapping filming May 25 and will premiere its second season August 8.
TV Line first reported that there would be a summer premiere for season two of the series, and Autostraddle reports that an “inside source” confirmed it would be August 8. The L Word Online, the “official account of the longest running & first L Word Website,” has also said the second season will premiere on August 8.
Even without an official announcement, we can probably say that that’s the official start date for season two. So, what else do we know about the upcoming season?
One of the biggest changes coming is that Rosie O’Donnell will be joining the cast as Carrie, Tina’s fiancée. Carrie is described as “a down-to-earth lawyer with no frills” who will be working with Bette. The meeting of Tina’s ex and her current fiancée is sure to be one of the most explosive storylines of the second season.
Jordan Hull, who plays Bette and Tina’s daughter Angie, has been bumped up to a series regular role. There’s no news on whether or not Sophie Giannamore, who played a trans classmate and crush of Angie’s will be upgraded as well, but we are hoping to see more of the young, blossoming queer and trans romance.
We also know that Vanessa Williams, (the one from Candyman and New Jack City, not the one from the Miss America Pageant and Ugly Betty) will be joining the cast in a recurring role as Pippa Pascal, an “incendiary artist who’s been out of the public eye for almost 20 years — until Bette becomes determined to track her down.” Could she be more than just a professional contact?
According to Autostraddle’s research, we also know that season two will feature storylines including Alice becoming an author, Angie Porter-Kennard possibly meeting her half-sister, and Shane (Kate Moennig) and Tess’ (Jamie Clayton) relationship becoming even more complicated. On the PANTS podcast, Moennig called the dynamic between the two challenging. “‘It’s complicated,’ totally, Facebook status 100%. It’s complicated. Are we giving anything away? I don’t think so.”
Season one ended very dramatically, with Bette losing her race to become mayor of Los Angeles, Finley and Sophie hooking up, and Micah (Leo Sheng) meets a man claiming to be the husband of Jose, the man he’s currently seeing.
It’s going to be one hell of a second season, and we are beyond excited to see it come this summer.