Marja-Lewis Ryan was a teenager when Ilene Chaiken's Showtime series made a huge impact on her life. "My pitch was to honor the spirit of the first and make it more inclusive," says Ryan. "All the problems that we all saw with the original — I was there, too." In fact, she says, "my very first meeting with with Ilene. And the second was with Ilene, Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Halley in the back of an Indian restaurant in Hollywood." Ryan says the original series cast members "wanted to make sure that I had free will to let those characters grow up. The 10 years between the time we've last seen them and now have affected them. They wanted to let the stories unfold from there but also to stay true to their characters."
TOPICS: The L Word, Showtime, Ilene Chaiken, Marja-Lewis Ryan, Revivals