Weeds sequel series in the works

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Nancy Botwin will return to a markedly more weed-friendly landscape in the new season…

Whatever happened to pot-dealing milf Nancy Botwin? We’re about to find out, as Starz and Lionsgate are working on a new season of Weeds! Mary-Louise Parker will return to the role of Nancy (via Variety), with the revival being tentatively called ‘Weeds 4.20‘.

Since Weeds finished in 2012, many American states have legalised marijuana, so we’ll certainly see the Botwin family in a better position than we left them in – we’ll catch up with them a decade on from the season 8 finale, it’s been revealed, and original writer Victoria Morrow will be back to pen the series.

“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,” announced Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “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, already in active development at Starz, as we prepare a comprehensive and integrated rollout for one of television’s most beloved properties.”

Over 100 episodes of Weeds aired after its debut in 2005, following Nancy Botwin as she grieved her late husband. Selling weed to get by, she is soon dragged into numerous drug-dealing catastrophes, marked by betrayal and family issues.

More soon.