In the first season, Dana falls for a sous chef named Lara Perkins whose sexuality is questioned by the group until Lara has an unexpected meeting with Dana in the locker room.At the end of the season, Tina sees Bette and Candace touching hands and speaking intimately and immediately guesses about their affair.The pilot introduced a coming out/love triangle storyline involving Tina and Bette’s neighbor, Tim Haspel, his new-in-town girlfriend, Jenny Schecter, and Marina Ferrer.Marina is part of Tina and Bette’s circle of friends, and owns the neighborhood café, The Planet, which serves as the group's hang-out and focal point for the show.Jennifer Beals Erin Daniels Leisha Hailey Laurel Holloman Marlee Matlin Eric Lively Eric Mabius Rose Rollins Katherine Moennig Pam Grier Mia Kirshner Daniela Sea Kate French Rachel Shelley Karina Lombard Lauren Lee Smith Elizabeth Keener Kristanna Loken Alexandra Hedison Sarah Shahi and Dallas Roberts The L Word is an American/Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbians and their friends, connections, family, and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood.The series originally ran on Showtime from January 18, 2004 to March 8, 2009, and subsequently in syndication on Logo and through on-demand services.
The studio was once owned by and named for Dufferin Gate Productions, the sister company to Temple Street Productions, the Canadian producer of the U. Set in West Hollywood, the series first introduces Bette Porter and Tina Kennard, a couple with a seven-year relationship who want to have a child.
On July 11, 2017, it was announced a sequel season was in the works with Showtime.
Other executive producers include Steve Golin (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Larry Kennar (Barbershop).
Helena's character storyline was switched from being Bette's rival into a new member of the circle of friends.
Her story arc for the season involves the acquisition of a movie studio On the heels of a year highlighted by industry recognition and critical acclaim for its award-winning original programming including Weeds, Huff and Sleeper Cell, Showtime has ordered a fourth season of its hit drama series The L Word.