Showtime's dark dramedy Weeds came to an end in 2012 after eight seasons, but now it's coming back for a revival on Starz. As Variety reports, Lionsgate Television announced the series was in development during an earnings call. Additionally, Mary-Louise Parker is attached to reprise her role as Nancy Botwin and serve as an executive producer if the show receives a series order.
"As excited as we are about our new series, I want to remind everyone that ‘the old is also new,’ and we’re pleased to be bringing two of the most acclaimed shows in television history, Mad Men and Weeds, to the global syndication marketplace next year," Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said. "We’re thrilled to be back in business with series star and producer Mary Louise Parker on what we’re calling Weeds 4.20, already in active development at Starz, as we prepare a comprehensive and integrated rollout for one of television’s most beloved properties."
Series creator Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black) is currently not attached to the project, but Weeds writer and co-executive producer Victoria Morrow is on board as the creative lead. It has also been hinted that the show will have a 10-year time jump from the original series finale, picking up in an era in which marijuana is legal in an increasing number of states. There's no indication on when fans can expect to hear more about the potential revival.