Looks like Weeds could be the next hit television series to get the revival treatment.
According to Variety, Starz is currently teaming with Lionsgate Television to develop a follow up series to the premium network’s hit dramedy, Weeds.
News of the revival comes straight from Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer who revealed that the series was currently in development during an earnings call for the company on Thursday (November 7).
In addition to announcing that the series was in “active development at Starz,” Feltheimer also revealed that original series star Mary-Louise Parker is already on board to return as a star and an executive producer on the project.
“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 for a comprehensive and integrated rollout for one of television’s most beloved properties.”
The original Weeds ran on Showtime for eight seasons from from 2005 to 2012. The dark comedy focused on a suburban mom named Nancy Botwin (Parker) who opts to start dealing marijuana in an effort to support her kids and maintain their lifestyle in suburbia after the death of her husband.
Fans of the original series might be happy to know that Starz and Lionsgate plan to continue focusing on the Botwin family for their follow up series.
The new Weeds would find viewers revisiting the Botwins 10 years after the e events of the original series take place. The series would also dive into how the family business has been affected by the legalization of pot in across various parts of the country.
There’s currently no word on when we can expect the series to premiere, but we’ll be keeping an ear out for more news on the project as the series moves further and further into production!