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We’ve been waiting for news that the show’s filming began since season one ended back in January. Thanks to the Covid pandemic, however, that date kept getting pushed and pushed to ensure the cast and crew didn’t come back to work until it was safe to do so.
But in a New York Times article from this summer, we learned that the show would begin filming again during the pandemic — roughly November 2020 (which, ding ding ding, was correct). This means that, most likely, filming will be wrapped in early 2021 (somewhere around February). Does that mean we could be getting season two late next year? Considering season one was still being filmed mere months before it was released, we can assume that maybe, just maybe, the answer is yes — as long as nothing halts filming.
Showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan spoke to the New York Times about the unique situation of filming — and specifically filming sex scenes — during a pandemic. While we don’t know exactly what precautions are being taken on set, Ryan mentioned that she was considering “limiting guest stars and background actors” as well as hiring cast members’ real-life partners, who “also happen to be very good actors,” according to Ryan.
“Our joke is I’m going to have a lot of wigs, and I’m just going to be in every scene,” Ryan told the NYT.
If you haven’t seen season one of “The L Word: Generation Q” yet, now’s the perfect time. The series takes place 10 years after the original “The L Word,” with Leisha Hailey, Kate Moennig, and Jennifer Beals returning to play Alice, Shane, and Bette respectively. Now set in Silver Lake (Weho who?), the iconic returning characters also meet a number of fresh faces, including Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Dani (Arienne Mandi), Micha (Leo Sheng), Sophie (Rosanny Zayas), and more.
While we don’t know exactly what will happen in season two, that won’t stop us from spending the rest of the year daydreaming about who will kiss who or whether Finley is ever going to get her own place to live (I wouldn’t; Shane’s house is awesome, Fin!). What do you hope will happen in season two? Until we can find out, we’ll just have to keep fantasizing (like we ever stopped).