Word of a Weeds revival is sprouting again, this time at Showtime.
Deadline reports that the premium cabler — on which all eight seasons of the OG series aired from 2005 to 2012 — is developing a sequel series that would feature the return of Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy Botwin. The project had previously been in-the-works at Starz.
Per Deadline, Showtime is also looking to revive Edie Falco’s Nurse Jackie, with the original series’ scribes Abe Sylvia and Liz Flahive attached to write and EP.
In a case of terrible (or perfect?) timing, news of the Weeds follow-up broke just hours after former co-star Justin Kirk questioned the viability of a revival. “Even as a fan, do you really want to see us all old and coming back?” the actor mused to Variety on Monday. “By the time of Season 8, I don’t think the general idea was, ‘We should keep doing this!’ Look, I love those people, I love that character.
“I did recently hear of it again,” Kirk added of the revival buzz, “so they may be trying to drag its tired carcass out.”
Weeds also starred Elizabeth Perkins, Tonye Patano, Romany Malco, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Andy Milder, Allie Grant and Kevin Nealon. It’s unclear at this time which other original cast members might join Parker in Weeds 2.0.
As recently reported, Showtime is also developing fresh iterations of popular franchises Dexter and Billions.
But will they keep the Little Boxes theme song and how many covers/styles of it can they come up with (seasonally or per episode)
Just waiting for the Yellowjackets spin-off.. lol
Because Showtime seems to forgot how to come up with home grown original ideas.
They are going to have a boys’ lacrosse team on an island by next summer.
No awareness that the way to find the next YELLOWJACKETS is to take chances on new things, like they did with YELLOWJACKETS. (And the original runs of DEXTER, BILLIONS, NURSE JACKIE, etc.)
I’m with Kirk on this one. I’ve been bemoaning this increase in revivals for years now and find these ideas to just get more tired every time I hear about one.
But absolutely no one makes you watch them! Let enjoy people what they want to watch. There’s so much content out there, you can just look for it. I’m sure you’ll find something fresh and original for yourself.
He never said that he was being forced to watch them or that you nor anyone else should watch it . I don’t love it when people just pop into the comments to poop on the parade for no good reason but his comment was benign and strictly personal. Even if I watch the show, and I probably will, I do agree with Nate that there is a glut of revivals on TV right now.
I think the point here MIGHT be that this revival (or any for that matter) would be taking a “spot” otherwise given to a new and fresh idea. I mean on linear TV, time slots are not infinite. Even in streaming, funding has it limits.
Disclosure, I never watched the original, most likely wouldn’t watch the new version and simply don’t have an opinion on reboots vs new ideas in the least. It’s more like “present me with an offering and I’ll watch it or I won’t”
Kevin Nealon rules!
The management of Paramount Global is clueless. At this rate, Showtime, ot whatever they want to call it, will be worthless as a Premium channel.
That’s why I choose to pay for HBO, with new show ideas like Succession, Barry, Somebody Somewhere, White House Plumbers, The Last of Us and Perry Mason. Okay, that last one is a reboot, but from 50 years ago. And I don’t watch the new versions of Sex and the City.
Perry Mason is more of a re-imagining than a reboot. TV right now is awful. There is not in original series anywhere. HBO has great shows, but some are at the tail end of their runs.
“Okay, that last one is a reboot, but from 50 years ago.”
Doesn’t matter if it came out 100 years ago. A reboot is a reboot, and therefore unoriginal. And one is also an adaptation of a video game. What bad examples.
Show time has originals that you’re choosing to ignore, and HBO is headed into the toilet…paramount plus has more quality originals than you just named
Whenever I hear the word “revival” now my eyes involuntarily roll.
Weeds seemed a show that had run its course, but then I thought the same about Dexter, and New Blook was actually really good.
No. It was terrible once they burnt the house down. Don’t bring it back. I love Mary-Louise Parker but the show went on five years too long.
As for Nurse Jackie, Edie Falco is one of the most talented actors of our time. But that show overstayed as well. Just no. Get new ideas.
Please bring it back, for us that loved it!!!!
Ugh the last season was a rough watch and they would need to undue the series finally. Maybe if Stephen Falk is in charge but Im guessing he wont leave FX for it.
This is an awful idea. Weeds was fantastic for three seasons. Then…it wasn’t. Nurse Jackie was also good for the majority of its run, but didn’t she die in the end…? I think they should let both shows stay dead
Legal dispensaries are ubiquitous in Los Angeles now. People still buy from illegal dealers (partly to avoid taxes), but it’s hard to see how the basic premise of this show would hold up.
i mean by the end of weeds, they did a time jump and weed was, you know, legal too…so obviously they’d have an idea
For all the revivals and reboots can we fix some badly ended shows? Las Vegas after 5 seasons cancelled on a cliff hanger, Santa Clarita Diet also cancelled on a cliffhanger after 3 seasons. Instead of the crappy reboot of charmed with all new people telling the same stories, how about you revive the original and follow the lives of the adult kids Wyatt and Chris? Ringer with Sarah Michelle Gheller was amazing and cancelled after one season because the network literally thought it was too intelligent and hard for viewers to follow. Let’s bring that back. Or even better, come up with new ideas and give us new shows.
I think you’re onto something there – a network would get a tonne of viewers if they put out a series of wrap up movies or mini-series tying up the loose ends of series that never quite finished. There’s quite a lot of wrap ups or short continuations to give closure that I would pay to see!
I mean, it wasn’t exactly a great show by the end. And it wrapped up pretty neatly. What would even be the point? By the end of the show it had flashed forward to legalized Marijuana and the entire premise of the show was gone. They explained where everyone ended up, and while it was disappointing, it was an ending.
What could Nancy Botwin possibly do now?
Listen y’all – this was literally the best cast and for that alone I’m ok with this. I’m sure they can change the concept a bit haha.
Whoever at pramount plus greenlit the paramount plus originals should get involved over at showtime, enjoyed all the ones I’ve watched, rise of the pink ladies is so much better than I could have thought it would be and it’s genius social commentary…even for today…it’s down right banans how good it is (and how little attention it gets on this web site while they continue to flood me with recaps of reality tv shows)
You know what would be a better Showtime IP to make a sequel to or reboot of- Dead Like Me. The wrap-up movie was not good. P
Andy Botwin is president now, he won’t have time.
Fantastic news. Who wouldn’t want another hit of that MILF weed?
Only if they’re all in a shared universe now. Who wouldn’t want to see Dexter hop a train to wherever Nancy and Jackie have resurfaced and take them out as part of a drug ring co-financed by Axe?
Tie it all to another PENNY DREADFUL reboot, and I bet it’d get some people interested.
I’ll watch! I loved Parker…
I would be all for revivals if they were actually good and didn’t f’ up the great endings in the series finale, this is never the case though and I always have to pretend the revivals don’t exist.
Good lord, make it stop; WEEDS ran on for 5 seasons too long in the first place…
How about a proper Penny Dreadful followup?
Nancy became as insufferable as Jenji’s other horrible lead, Piper Chapman. I don’t know what they could do, unless it’s saying that everything after season 2 was a dream.