In keeping with Deadline, Showtime declined to resume the present however is creating one other offshoot of the franchise, tentatively titled The L Phrase: New York, with the assistance of co-creator Ilene Chaiken.
The cancellation isn’t a complete shock: As Deadline notes, Showtime hasn’t renewed a single collection because the announcement this January that Showtime would rebrand as Paramount+ with Showtime as a part of an integration with the Paramount+ streaming service. Showtime beforehand canceled Let The Right One In and American Gigolo, whereas the upcoming collection Three Women and Ripley moved to different retailers.
Chris McCarthy, the CEO of Showtime and Paramount Media Networks, name-dropped the L Phrase franchise in December when he introduced his plan “to lean into Showtime’s strengths” and cited three key areas for the channel’s model: “Advanced and subversive antiheroes like Dexter and Yellowjackets, highly effective high-stakes worlds like Homeland and Billions, and unconventional cultural takes like The L Phrase and The Chi — all with a watch in the direction of making the largest hits potential and constructing them into hit franchises as we have now achieved very efficiently throughout the corporate.”
The L Phrase: Technology Q is a reboot of Showtime’s 2004 collection The L Word, with most of the authentic forged members coming again as collection regulars or visitor stars.
Marja-Lewis Ryan served as showrunner and in addition executive-produced the collection alongside Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, and Melody Derloshon. Beals, Hailey, and Moenning — who all starred within the authentic collection — additionally served as government producers.