Pass the blunt…a #Weeds sequel is heading our way on Starz.
The new sequel will be a follow up to the dark comedy series and will take place a decade after the original series finale with Botwin family. The journey will follow the family as they navigate their business in a now marijuana-legal era. The project is being developed under Starz with Lionsgate Television.
“Weeds” star Mary-Louise Parker is attached to star in and executive produce the potential new series. The script was written by writer and executive producer Victoria Morrow, who previously worked as a writer and went on to co-executive producer on the original “Weeds.”
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on the company’s earnings calls on Thursday, referring to it as “Weeds 4.20.”
“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 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.”