Another fan-favorite series has been cancelled as a result of the modern streaming era. With so many streaming services currently available, we’ve seen numerous examples of consolidation and other such changes in recent years. And, as a result, plenty of shows have been axed.
Now the latest series to be cancelled happens to be a fan-favorite previously available on Showtime. As shared via Deadline, the move comes quite abruptly and it seems likely that it’s tied to the fact Showtime will be merging with Paramount Plus.
Here’s what was shared:
“Showtime has opted not to renew The L Word: Generation Q for a fourth season.”
Fans of the series are likely disappointed. Though there is some good news on the horizon. They add that “The L Word: New York (working title), a reboot of the groundbreaking original series, is in development.” The potential reboot is notable for having the participation of The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken.
It’s possible that we could see other such cancellations at Showtime, however, with Deadline noting that none of their shows have been renewed since January. It was then that the announcement was made regarding Showtime’s inevitable merger with Paramount Plus. The new platform will be named “Paramount+ with Showtime.”
Clearly, Showtime is eagerly contemplating which shows of their catalogue are worth carrying over and which aren’t. It’s just another example of how the world of streaming services are changing the entertainment industry. As such, let’s hope that for fans of The L Word, that The L Word: New York has a successful development process. Especially as Paramount Plus with Showtime will likely be in need of such content – especially give the popular of the L Word brand.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional Showtime updates, including its merger with Paramount Plus and the upcoming series The L Word: New York, as we have them.