The upcoming eighth season of Weeds will be its last, Showtime has confirmed.
Jenji Kohan’s acclaimed pot comedy is noted for having helped pave the way for other bold cable shows and made Showtime a competitive force in the original series game.
Showtime entertainment president David Nevins told EW:
“There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming. How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [Kohan and Golden Globe-winning star Mary-Louise Parker] and an audience that’s really invested in the show. TV fans love nothing better than to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way.”
Kohan is “sad” but appreciates the chance to bring the story to a ‘natural’ conclusion:
“I’m so proud of what we do here and that it’s about a strong woman lead who’s really flawed. We get to do comedy right up against drama, which a lot of shows don’t get the opportunity to do.”
Weeds Season 8 premieres July 1.