Nurse Jackie returns, the revival in 2024
Rogue nostalgia. Showtime works on revival series of Nurse Jackie e Weeds. L’asset owned by Paramount – which since last January merged into the Paramount+ platform in the United States – is working on developing the continuations of Nurse Jackie e Weeds, two of the most successful Showtime-branded original series for the then-cable network.
Second Deadline, who first reported the news, the intention is to give a continuation to the two dyed comedies dark with the original cast. Both show are made by Lionsgate Television and Robert Greenblatt, former head of Showtime and currently working at Lionsgate. Edie Falco is currently in talks to return to their respective lead roles and also as executive producer. Negotiations with the rest of the actors from the original series also continue.
According to the rumors collected by Deadline, the sequel to Nurse Jackie will be helmed by Abe Sylvia and Liz Flahive, who worked on the original as writers and producers. It is still being finalized concept which will bring back to the screen the story of the most controversial drug-addicted nurse on television. Always second Deadline, the project would be a priority for Showtime and could debut as early as the first quarter of 2024, writers’ strike permitting.
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In Nurse Jackie, Edie Falco plays the protagonist Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant – but very flawed – emergency room nurse of a complicated New York hospital. Flawed Catholic, with an occasional penchant for Vicodin and Adderall to make ends meet, Jackie keeps the hospital in balance with her own sense of justice. Every day is a sleight of hand between patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions. Season 1 also stars Eve Best, Peter Facinelli, Merritt Wever, Haaz Sleiman, Paul Schulze, Anna Deavere Smith, Dominic Fumusa, Ruby Jerins, Daisy Tahan, Stephen Wallem, Mackenzie Aladjem, Bobby Cannavale, Morris Chestnut, Betty Gilpin and Adam Ferrara.
Broadcast from 2009 to 2015 for a total of 7 seasons and 80 episodes, Nurse Jackie won five Primetime Emmy Awards out of a total of 24 nominations, with the statuettes going to Edie Falco and co-star Merritt Wever.