Showtime is going back to its past to revive two of its standout comedies: Jackie nurse And herbs. As first reported by Deadline, original leads Edie Falco and Mary-Louise Parker are currently attached to star and executive produce.
Both series come from Lionsgate Television and former Showtime CEO Robert Greenblatt, who will also serve as an executive producer on both projects. The sequel is reportedly being rushed to debut in the first quarter of 2024 – pending the writers’ strike decision, of course.
tea Jackie nurse The sequel will be written and executive produced by Abe Sylvia and Liz Flahive, both of whom were writers and producers on the original series. Created by Lise Brixius, Linda Wallem and Evan Dinsky Jackie nurse It ran from 2009 to 2015 and centered around the painkiller-addicted character of Falco, Jacqui Peyton, an emergency department nurse in New York City. The critically acclaimed show won five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Falco and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Merritt Weaver.
Meanwhile, the herbs The revival will be written and executive produced by Christian Torp, creator of the Danish series Rita. Parker’s character will feature Nancy Botwin who lives in Copenhagen after the original series took place in California, New York and Connecticut.
Created by Jenji Kohan, herbs It ran from 2005 to 2012 and centered around Botwin becoming a marijuana dealer to support her family after the death of her husband. This is not the first attempt in the sequel series. In 2019, Starz announced a follow-up, titled Herbs 4.20 with Parker and Elizabeth Perkins reprising their roles.
These two sequels are the latest entries in Showtime’s franchise-building strategy, which includes up to four trillion pop-up, a dexter Prequel series, and an upcoming spin-off L word.