Creator and writer of the show, Jenji Kohan, told Entertainment weekly, “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.”
President of Showtime, David Nevins, cites Weeds as one of the first shows that put the network on the map, “There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming,” said Nevins. “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.”
Weeds premiered in 2005 and is credited as one of the first "edgy adult-cable" shows that inspired a slew of other controversial programming including Dexter and Nurse Jackie.
The final season of Weeds premieres Sunday, July 1 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.