Starz Are Working On ‘Weeds’ Sequel Series
Courtesy of tv.avclub.com
The network Starz is now working with Lionsgate Television on a follow-up to the dark comedy series.
Weeds premiered in 2005 on Showtime and had the series finale in 2012, after eight seasons, along with multiple nominations such as Emmys. Mary-Louise Parker from the original series is set to star and executive produce, while Weeds creator Jenji Kohan is not yet officially on the project. This sequel will stem from series writer and executive producer Victoria Morrow.
Variety.com describes the story;
“The new show picks up with the Botwin family 10 years after the events of the original series in an era of legalization,” writes Variety’s Joe Otterson.
The confirmation for the series came through Lionsgate’s earnings call by CEO Jon Feltheimer.
“As excited as we are about our new series, I want to remind everyone that ‘the old is also new,’ […] 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,” said Feltheimer.
Starz is also currently handling other half-hour shows, such as Vida, Sweetbitter, and a sequel series to the Blindspotting film starring Jasmine Cephas Jones.
Richard Bengtsson | Journalist.
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