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Weeds star Justin Kirk is skeptical about a potential revival: 'Do you really want to see us all old?'

Should Weeds grow back? One of the stars of the drug-dealing dark comedy isn't so sure.

In an interview with Variety, actor Justin Kirk sounded skeptical about the idea of reviving the Showtime series, which memorably starred Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, a widowed suburban mother who starts selling marijuana to support her family.

Kirk, who played Nancy's lovable but irresponsible brother-in-law Andy, told Variety, "Even as a fan, do you really want to see us all old and coming back? By the time of season 8, I don't think the general idea was, 'We should keep doing this!'" He added, "Look, I love those people, I love that character. I probably know as much as you do about any future reboots."

Justin Kirk and Mary-Louise Parker on 'Weeds'
Justin Kirk and Mary-Louise Parker on 'Weeds'

Randy Tepper/Showtime/Everett Justin Kirk and Mary-Louise Parker on 'Weeds'

Created by Jenji Kohan, Weeds debuted in 2005 and won two Emmys and a Golden Globe before concluding in 2012. In 2019, news emerged that Starz was developing a sequel that would follow the Botwins 10 years after the original series, but doing business against the backdrop of widespread marijuana legalization. According to Kirk, that wasn't the only idea that was discussed.

"I know they were talking about it, about what it could possibly be," Kirk said. "I had heard rumors of various iterations. Once, I heard about it being a prequel with younger characters, and then you just see us in flash-forwards. So I have no idea. Although weirdly enough, I did recently hear of it again, so they may be trying to drag its tired carcass out."

Indeed, shortly after Variety published Kirk's interview Monday, Deadline reported that a Weeds revival is in development at the series' original network, Showtime. Representatives for Showtime declined to comment to EW, and reps for Lionsgate TV didn't respond to request for comment.

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