Sophie’s choice is upon us. Multiple sources, including series regular Jacqueline Toboni, have confirmed that season two of The L Word: Generation Q will premiere towards the end of summer on August 6, 2021 on Showtime. Last season left us with a couple of huge cliffhangers, with Sophie (Rosanny Zayas) about to make a decision to be with either one-time fiancee Dani (Arienne Mandi) or best friend-turned-lover Finley (Toboni), and Micah (Leo Sheng) running into a man claiming to be the husband of Jose (Freddy Miyares), who Micah is currently dating.

While much of season two remains under wraps, we do know a few things, including multiple additions to the cast. Actress and former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell will be joining the cast as Carrie, the fiancee of Tina Kennard (Laurel Holloman). The character is described as a “down-to-earth lawyer” who, in true L Word fashion, will wind up working with Bette (Jennifer Beals). Vanessa Williams, the one from Candyman, not Ugly Betty)will appear as Pippa Pascal, an “incendiary artist” who’s been in seclusion for the better part of two decades, until Bette makes it her mission to track Pippa down.

Additional storylines include Alice (Leisha Hailey), becoming an author–the next logical step in ruling a media empire. It was previously announced that OG cast member Rachel Shelley will be reprising her role as Helena Peabody at some point in the season. We’ll also see the relationship between Shane (Kate Moennig) and Tess (Jamie Clayton) become even more complicated than just boss and employee. Looks like this summer just got a little bit hotter.

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