‘Weeds 4.20’: Release, plot, cast, trailer, news, and everything you need to know of Starz’s show starring Mary Louise-Parker
In what came as a game-changer in the industry that constantly patronized the male protagonists and overlooked their female counterpart’s potential to represent unconventional roles, Jenji Kohan’s Showtime series ‘Weeds’ starring Mary-Louise Parker played a key role in revolutionizing the realm of television. We waited with bated breath for each episode to be aired, only to see how the story progressed on the show which spanned over seven years! While we are still hooked to the original, which is currently available on Netflix, Lionsgate Production’s Starz has announced that a sequel to Weeds is already in works, titled ‘Weeds 4.20.'
The channel is yet to make an official announcement regarding the premiere of ‘Weeds 4.20.'
The recently widowed Nancy Botwin and her fight against the rest of the world as a single mother of two, after she gets entangled in the illegal dealing of marijuana premised ‘Weeds.' As per Variety’s latest reports, the sequel, ‘Weeds 4.20’ will deal with the Botwin family 10 years after the events of the original series. For the uninitiated, Nancy was shown to be associated with the inner circle of some of the dreaded drug lords and criminals when the show concluded. The rest of the members of the Botwin family were either seen coping with their mother’s extreme and irrational actions or doing things on their own. We need to wait until the sequel is ready to learn if the dysfunctional family has finally accepted their shortcomings and worked on it or, fallen further apart.
Mary Louise-Parker’s role as Nancy Botwin in ‘Weeds’ amounted to unimaginable fame. Along with three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, she took home Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
During her appearance on Jenji Kohan’s show, the actress also starred in ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ ‘R.I.P.D’ and ‘Red.' Another notable role of Parker on television is of a political consultant in 'Billions.'
Before ‘Weeds’, she featured in televisions shows ‘Bullets over Broadway’, ‘Boys on the Side’, ‘The Maker’ and others. As far as the characters are concerned, the channel has chosen to remain discreet, revealing nothing besides the lead. However, since the showrunners have officially stated that the sequel would pick with the Botwin family, which comprises three of Nancy’s children Shane, Silas, Stevie, and the neglectful brother-in-law Andy, we could root for their return on the show, but with little hope.
Victoria Morrow has replaced Jenji Kohan as a creator, serving as the executive producer and writer of the show. She is also known for HBO’s Western drama ‘Deadwoods.' Besides starring as the lead in ‘Weeds 4.20’, Mary Louise-Parker will also be attached with Starz as an executive producer. Lionsgate Television which produced the original will back up the sequel as well.
Variety broke the news regarding the return of 'Weeds' with a sequel. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed stating, “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.”
An official trailer for 'Weeds 4.20' is yet to be released.
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