"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," Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer explains.
Weeds ended its eight-season run on Showtime in 2012. By then the pot-dealing lead character, Nancy Botwin (played by Parker), had started her own cannabis cafe. The Weeds sequel will be set 10 years after the show ended in the era of legalization. Creator Jenji Kohan is not involved with the project at this point.
Weeds received 20 Emmy nominations, but only won twice in lesser categories. It peaked in 2009 with six noms, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Parker) and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Elizabeth Perkins).
The cast also included Justin Kirk, Romany Malco, Hunter Parish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon, Demián Bichir, Guillermo Diaz, Tonye Patano and Andy Milder.
The original eight seasons are available on Netflix.