‘The L Word’ is the latest show which could be returning to our screens, according to reports from numerous Hollywood publications. The programme was a huge hit with viewers, both Stateside and here in the UK, and it’s now being claimed that US network Showtime is in talks with numerous key players from the series, negotiating which of the original stars could return. 'The L Word' (Photo: Showtime) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ilene Chaiken will be the executive producer on the new series and original stars Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey will be joined by a whole host of new stars. The publication adds that Showtime are looking for someone to lead the writing team, but it looks as though US write Roxane Gay may have solved that problem for them: ‘The L Word’ enjoyed a six-season run, which came to an end in 2009. The show is commonly credited as being one of the first to focus on the lives of gay women, and the New York Times previously wrote that “b efore ‘The L Word’, lesbian characters barely existed in television”. It also received a number of award nominations, including a posthumous Emmy nod for guest actor Ossie Davis. The show was also recognised at the GLAAD Media Awards on numerous occasions. Maurice (1987) James Wilby and Hugh Grant star in this period film about two men who fall in love, at a time when homosexuality was still not just looked down on in society, but illegal. A tear-jerking, but necessary, watch for anyone interested in 20th century LGBT history. Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Another important watch for anyone interested in how same-sex relationships have come a long way in a short space of time. Harvey Fierstein shines in this touching and witty film, set over three separate eras in gay rights acceptance. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) If the thought of two drag queens and an older trans woman on what is essentially the most dramatic episode of 'Coach Trip' ever doesn't sound like a hoot and a half to you, we don't know what to say. This film is a triumph, with a great soundtrack and laughs aplenty. Beautiful Thing (1996) Jonathan Harvey's 'Beautiful Thing' manages to be simultaneously laugh-out-loud funny while still being emotionally moving. The characters are all totally likeable and relatable - even when they're at their absolute worst - and the film offers a great insight into growing up as a gay teenager at this time. Plus it's got Shirley from 'EastEnders' in it. What more could you ask for? Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) A musical truly unlike any other, this cult classic tells the story of Hedwig, who decides to try giving punk music a try after - as she sings during one of the film's more memorable moments - "her sex change operation got botched". A David Bowie-esque soundtrack mixed with more hilarious one-liners than you can shake a blonde wig at, 'Hedwig' is a must-see for anyone with a taste for the unusual. Transamerica (2005) 'Desperate Housewives' actress Felicity Huffman stars in 'Transamerica' as a transgender woman who learns that she fathered a son earlier in her life. Despite dealing with issues that won't affect most people, 'Transamerica' also revolves around family, and the unexpected things life can throw at you. Rent (2005) When the original musical of 'Rent' first hit Broadway it was the mid-1990s. The film adaptation is now also a decade old, yet the film definitely still resonates with a modern audience. The music is excellent, the cast are almost Spice Girls-esque in the way that there'll be at least one character you feel like you can totally identify with, and who knew Rosario Dawson could hit those high notes, eh? Milk (2008) As the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in America, Harvey Milk is undeniably one of the most important figures in LGBT history ever. Sadly, few people know his full story, which makes this Oscar-nominated film, starring Sean Penn in the leading role, an even more vital watch for anyone with even a passing interest in the gay rights movement. The Kids Are Alright (2010) Annette Bening bagged herself a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Nicole Allgood in 'The Kids Are Alright', which again deals with issues of family that everyone can relate to, even though the family in this film are anything but a "traditional" one. Weekend (2011) Russell and Glen's brief love affair in 'Weekend' is one that all viewers can lose themselves in, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender. This isn't just a story about a gay relationship, rather it's a story of how one person can affect you profoundly, no matter how briefly they're in your life. Behind the Candelabra (2013) Think 'Milk' via 'Mommie Dearest' with the camp factor still cranked up to 100, Michael Douglas is a perfect Liberace in this eye-opening and surprisingly dear biopic of one of the 20th century's most flamboyant entertainers. Pride (2014) Just stunning - 30 years after the miners' strike, a piece of British history that touched so many, 'Pride' shows people a different side of the story that is often overlooked or left out of the history books completely, but it's one that everyone should hear, nonetheless. Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.