The Botwins are back! Or, at least they will be.
Showtime announced today (Nov. 10) that it has renewed “Weeds” for an eighth season. Though an air date has not been named, the show will go into production in 2012 and will likely return for the summer season, as it has for the past several years.
Season 7 ended with a cliffhanger after marijuana “queenpin” (Showtime’s word, not ours) Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise Parker) moved with her sons, sister, nieces, Doug and Andy to a family compound in Connecticut. An unknown sniper targeted the family, and a shot rang out as the credits rolled.
Creator Jenji Kohan told Zap2it after the episode, “In the end, someone’s out to kill Nancy. The question is ‘Who is that in the bushes?’ We certainly know who it is. The audience may or may not figure it out. It’s something from seasons past, you’ve got to do a little digging. Nancy has left a mess in her wake and the past always comes back to haunt you.”
No word on whether “Weeds” Season 8 will be its last.