From 2005 to 2012, Weeds was one of the most popular series on television. The story of a single mother selling marijuana to make ends meet instantly resonated with fans. As first reported by Variety, a revival of the fan-favorite series is in the works and the show’s star, Mary-Louise Parker, is set to return.
In the series, however, suburban drug dealer Nancy Botwin finds herself quickly moving up on the world of drug dealing. Starting small time, the widowed single mother soon finds herself in the crosshairs of big-time cartel honchos. Her sons and brother join in on the drama when the wild ride takes them all over the United States.
The revival, titled Weeds 4.20, will star Parker as Nancy Botwin. The actress will also serve as an executive producer. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer expressed his excitement in a statement earlier today.
“As excited as we are about our new series, I want to remind everyone that ‘the old is also new.’ 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 will be launching the marketing campaign for Mad Men, winner of 16 Emmys and five Golden Globes during its eight-year run, later this month. And we’re thrilled to be back in business with series star and producer Mary-Louise Parker on what we’re calling Weeds 4.20. It is already in active development at Starz, as we prepare a comprehensive and integrated rollout for one of television’s most beloved properties.”
The original series also starred Elizabeth Perkins, Justin Kirk, Tonye Patano, Romany Malco, Hunter Parrish, and Kevin Nealon. Whether or not the original cast will return is currently unknown.
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Weeds is currently available to stream on Netflix.
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