Back in March, we reported that Season 8 of Weeds will debut Sunday, July 1 at 10 PM ET on Showtime. Today the studio has revealed that the upcoming season will be its last. Here's what series creator Jenji Kohan had to say about her beloved show.
"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."
The final season will start out with a resolution to Season 7's cliffhanger involving an assassination attempt, but the creator revealed they haven't quite figured out how to end the series yet.
"We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we're trying to figure out how to top ourselves."
Showtime president David Nevins also spoke about the importance of ending this series on the right note.
"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 stars Mary-Louise Parker as the drug-dealing mother Nancy Botwin. The groundbreaking series paved the way for other edgy, female-driven shows such as Nurse Jackie and Damages. The show returns with Episode 8.01: Messy July 1 at 10 PM ET on Showtime.