It was announced back in July that the L Word, the series about a group of queer women living in LA, would soon have a reboot after 8 years of break. Marja-Lewis Ryan, a screenwriter and playwright, has been appointed as a showrunner. Its dedicated fanbase had some intense reactions when news broke that their favorite show is back. They said that they had never felt gayer, in all senses. When the news came out that the series was looking for a showrunner, there was a number of queer women who wanted to get such an honor. Bisexual author Roxane Gay tweeted Showtime soon after the renewal was announced saying she would love to write the scrips, as well as a lesbian comedian Cameron Esposito. However, the decision was made this week that Marja-Lewis Ryan will be the showrunner and cast members supported such a choice. Ryan wrote and directed the upcoming film 6 Balloons, starring Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco, and is currently writing the reboot of Splash starring Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell, as well as Buried Bodies for Noah Hawley and Fox Searchlight.