The Faces of “Generation Q”: “L Word” Revival Reveals Official Cast

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Above, from left: Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, and Rosanny Zayas ofThe L Word: Generation Q.

Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q is the Pride Month gift that keeps on giving: The revival of the beloved TV drama officially has a core cast of four series regulars.


As Variety reports, actors Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayas have all been cast in key roles for Marja-Lewis Ryan’s 2019 take on the lesbian-centric Showtime classic, which originally ran from 2004–2009.

Mandi is slated to star as Dani Nùñez, an ambitious PR executive. Her previous credits include a lead role in the feature Baja and guest appearances on shows like Hawaii: Five-O and NCIS.

Sheng (pictured above), a trans man himself, will play Micah Lee, an adjunct professor who will be forced to “confront his fear of vulnerability.” Previously, Sheng appeared in the 2019 film Adam, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

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Zayas, who’s appeared in recurring roles on shows like Orange is the New Black and Instinct, will play Sophie Suarez, a TV producer who guards her heart and puts others before herself. And Toboni, who previously worked with Ryan on the film Liked, will play Sarah Finley, an assistant whose journey to self-acceptance is complicated by her conservative and religious upbringing.

The good news? All four actors will be joined by some OG L Word stars, including Katherine Moennig (Shane), Jennifer Beals (Bette), and Leisha Hailey (Alice).

The bad news? You’ll have to wait until later this year to see The L Word: Generation Q stars in action. Luckily, New Yorkers can snag one of 50,000 L Word-themed Metrocards to hold them over until the reboot premieres.

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