As a television fan, losing your favorite show due to cancellation is pretty heartbreaking. You invest years in following the characters and their adventures, and without the series your entire schedule could feel disjointed. Luckily, reboots and reunions have been occurring increasingly often and seeing your favorite characters reuniting feels like winning the lottery. Now it appears that a reunion is occurring that will make fans of the late Showtime dark comedy Weeds especially happy.
Two of Weeds’ biggest actors are going to be appearing together on the small screen, according to Deadline. Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins, who played Doug Wilson and Celia Hodes respectively, will star in an untitled NBC pilot. To add to the magic of the reunion, Nealon and Perkins will be playing a couple- meaning they are likely to have a ton of screentime together if the pilot gets picked up. Talk about a natural high.
The untitled NBC pilot is being executive produced and directed by comedy great Amy Poehler. Akin to Poehler’s over the top and hilarious tone, the show concept is pretty bonkers. The series is set in the fictional country of Modaria, where one family has ruled for generations. As you can guess, the heads of the family are Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon’s characters (named Queen Tuesday and King Adrian). Oh, and the country is known for making mopeds and tiny cars. Like I said, it’s bananas.
Seeing Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon as a couple is going to be especially satisfying for fans of Weeds. While Doug and Celia initially loathed each other in the series, they eventually entered into a sexual relationship in Season 2. While engaging in hate sex they eventually were able to relax with each other, although it was an extramarital affair. This ended up being a short-lived fling, and Celia admits to the affair to her husband. Doug would later participate, along with the rest of the cast, in pinning Nancy Botwin’s drug empire on her and sending Celia to jail.
Weeds was created by Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan. After its premiere in 2005, Weeds ran on Showtime for a long eight seasons, to varying success. While Elizabeth Perkins would leave the show suddenly (and without an explanation for her character) after Season 5, Kevin Nealon stayed in the main cast throughout the entirety of the dark comedy’s run.
We’ll continue to update you on the development of the NBC pilot as more information becomes public.