'Weeds' Sequel in the Works at Starz
'Weeds' Sequel in the Works at Starz

'Weeds' Sequel in the Works at Starz .

Mary Louise-Parker is on board to return as pot dealer Nancy Botwin.

The actress will also executive produce the upcoming show.

'Weeds' originally ran on Showtime for eight seasons from 2005 to 2012.

It centered on a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling marijuana to support her family.

According to 'THR,' the sequel will be set a decade after the program's original ending.

Lionsgate, which owns Starz, is also contributing to the project, which CEO Jon Feltheimer is calling 'Weeds 4.20.'.

We're thrilled to be back in business with series star and executive producer Mary-Louise Parker on what we're calling 'Weeds 4.20,' already in active development at Starz, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, via earnings call.

The return of 'Weeds' comes as the United States has become more "pot-friendly" in recent years.

Several states have legalized cannabis since the show ended its original run