Some major overhauls are in the works for Showtime’s dark comedy series. When Weeds returns for a new season on June 16, fans can expect the show to alter at least three elements that viewers have been accustomed to, according to the New York Post.
Weeds stars Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, a widowed housewife in an affluent California suburb, who has become an upper-middle-class marijuana dealer to make ends meet. For three seasons, it’s known for having the song “Little Boxes,” sung by Malvina Reynolds, played during the intro.
This season, however, “Little Boxes” will be heard in the premiere episode only as it will be replaced with a new song playing over new film reflecting the show’s new location. As reported previously, the location of the series will change to a rundown seaside California town near the Mexican border. This might come as no surprise to regular viewers since the fictional Agrestic community they lived in burned down at the end of season three.
“They have moved because [Nancy’s] life as a drug dealer has taken twists and turns,” executive producer Roberto Benabib told the New York Post.
“What began in the original pilot as a suburban housewife who was making ends meet by dealing dime bags has turned into the story of a woman who is a drug dealer. As she’s changed the show has changed,” he added.
While most of the main cast members are set to return, some aren’t coming back. Gone from the show are regulars Conrad (Romany Malco) and Heylia James (Tonye Patano), as well as guest-stars Mary Kate Olsen (Tara Lindman) and Matthew Modine (Sullivan Groff). On the other hand, notable comedian Albert Brooks is set to fill in the void, appearing on the show for the first four episodes as Nancy’s estranged father-in-law.
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-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: N.Y. Post
(Image courtesy of Showtime)