If you ever watched Weeds, you’ll know that Nancy Botwin is perhaps one of the luckiest, and most frustrating, television characters in recent history. The shenanigans this woman put us through! God, I’ve missed it.
Anyway, lucky for me, and all of us, Weeds is in talks for a return to television.
Currently in development at Starz, Mary Louise Parker is said to be attached to the project, and although original Weeds creator Jenji Kohan isn’t involved, as of yet, writer and co-executive producer Victoria Morrow will be at the helm.
According to Variety, the new show will follow the Botwin family once again, a decade after the original series’ end, and will be focused around this being the era of legalised marijuana.
CEO of Lionsgate entertainment — who is producing the show — Jon Feltheimer, both confirmed the news and dubbed it “Weeds 4.20”, although it’s unclear whether that’s the title, or just a play on 2.0.
“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,” 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.”
We can’t wait to see what the Botwins are up to in 2020!