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Marja-Lewis Ryan Scores Showtime Development Deal


The L Word: Generation Q‘s Marja-Lewis Ryan has sealed a development deal with Showtime.

The showrunner, executive producer, director and writer will develop television projects exclusively for Showtime. “Marja is our Shohei Ohtani—a gifted two-way player who is both an exceptional writer and an inventive director,” said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment at Showtime Networks.

“I love the energy, the perspective and the fun she brings to The L Word: Generation Q, and I look forward to the upcoming season of that series and other inspired creations from her.”

“I’m so thrilled to have a home at Showtime,” said Ryan. “Their support of my vision for the The L Word: Generation Q has been absolutely extraordinary. I so look forward to developing my own projects as well as shepherding new, progressive creatives into the Showtime flock as we work together to diversify the kinds of stories that get told.”

Based on The L Word, which ran on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, The L Word: Generation Q is heading into its second season next month.

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