The L Word: Generation Q has four new cast members, joining original cast Kate Moennig, Jennifer Beals and Leisha Hailey in the upcoming sequel.
Showtime announced the new cast on Monday June 24th, saying in a press release that “The L Word: Generation Q continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter, Alice Pieszecki and Shane McCutcheon, along with new characters Dani Nùñez, Micah Lee, Sarah Finley and Sophie Suarez as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.
Arienne Mandi has been cast as high-flying PR exec Dani Nùñez, “a powerful and calculating PR executive whose ambition is only tested by her conscience. Mandi has been in Hawaii Five-0, NCIS and NCIS: LA as well as independent film Baja.
Trans man Leo Sheng will play professor Micah Lee, “an earnest, soft-spoken adjunct professor who is forced to confront his fear of vulnerability.” Sheng was born in China and raised by two mums in the United States. He came out as trans at the age of 12.
On his website, the activist describes himself as “the kid with two moms, the kid who “looked like a boy,” and eventually, the trans kid. I spent a lot of my life feeling like an outsider. And I was. But eventually, I started to embrace it, to reclaim it.”
Jacqueline Toboni is set to star as Sarah Finley, “a charming but unfocused assistant who struggles to reconcile her sexual orientation with her religious upbringing.” On her Instagram account, Toboni said she has been a fan of the L Word since high school and “it is a dream come true to be a part of Gen Q.”
Rosanny Zayas will play TV producer Sophie Suarez, “who guards her heart and is quick to put other people’s needs before her own.” Zayas has had roles on The Code, Elementary, Instinct and Orange is the New Black.
The series will premiere on Showtime this Autumn...