Since the end of The L Word in 2009, the two women pursued their careers working on various projects. One saw in particular Jennifer Beals as a leading role in the TV series Chicago Code, as a guest in Castle or in movies like The Lord of Vinyl (see our article: Jennifer Beals Will Play In The Lord Of Vinyl).
Ilene Chaiken, as for her, worked on several series' pilot.
Here they are now got together to work on a new series which is called Venice (nothing to do with the lesbian series of Crystal Chapell which has the same name).
This series will be a kind of Romeo and Juliet. It will follow the adventures of two young people who fall in love but are in rival families fighting for the control of Venice city in California.
According to Deadline, Beals will play Lisa Carver, the elegant bohemian matriarch of the Carver family, one of the two feuding clans.
The project is written by Bron Balasco, will be directed by McG and will be produced by Chaiken.
Currenlty, only a pilot was ordered so we have to wait to know if ABC will be interested to order a complete season.