The upcoming L Word revival is adding four newcomers to the main cast. Rosanny Zayas (Orange is the New Black), Jacqueline Toboni (Easy), Leo Sheng (Adam), and Adrienne Mandi (NCIS) will be playing the new generation of LGBT characters who are joining returning original series stars in the reboot. Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, and Katherine Hailey will reprise their roles in The L Word: Generation Q, created by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan and executive producer Ilene Chaiken.
The reboot will follow Bette (Beals), Alice (Hailey), and Shane (Moennig) as their lives become entwined with new faces, including Dani, Micah, Sophie, and Sarah as they navigate love, sex, heartbreak, success, and setbacks in Los Angeles.
Adrienne Mandi will portray Dani, “a powerful and calculating PR executive whose ambition is only tested by her conscience.” Mandi headlined the independent feature film Baja and has made TV appearances on NCIS, NCIS: LA, and Hawaii Five-0. She will also star in the second season of In the Vault.
Leo Sheng will play Micah Lee, who is described as “an earnest, soft-spoken adjunct professor who is forced to confront his fear of vulnerability.” Sheng has appeared in the 2019 Sundance film Adam, which is set to debut this summer and was an official selection at Outfest and Stonewall 50.
Jacqueline Toboni will play Sarah Finley, “a charming but unfocused assistant who struggles to reconcile her sexual orientation with her religious upbringing.” Toboni worked on indie film Liked and was featured in Netflix’s series Easy. Recently, she wrapped production as the lead in independent feature film The Stand at Paxton County.
Rosanny Zayas will play Sophie, “a TV producer who guards her heart and is quick to put other people’s needs before her own.” Zayas counts Elementary, Instinct, and The Code among her TV credits. Zayas will be featured in Cindy Chupack’s upcoming indie film, Otherhood, alongside Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett.
Production for The L Word: Generation Q is set to begin this summer and the series will debut this fall on Showtime.