In a recent interview with TV Guide, Weeds creator Jenji Kohan indicated that the next season of Weeds may be the show’s end. A rep for the cable channel says that an official decision won’t be made until next summer.
Here’s an excerpt from the discussion with Kohan…
TVGuide.com: Showtime renewed the show for a seventh season. Has the network given any indication that it will be the final season?
Kohan: In my mind, it is. Everyone’s contract is up next year, [including] the actors and mine. Seven years is a good run, and I’d rather leave while on top. I’d never say never, but I have a feeling this might be it.
TVGuide.com: How does it feel heading into what might be the end?
Kohan: It’s very strange and exciting and scary and sad in a lot of ways. We have such an extraordinary team. I would hope to take everyone over to [my] next project, including some of the actors, if possible. I think it’s such a strong group of people across the board. That will be very hard to let go of. However, I think growth is an obligation of a writer and it’s time to stretch my wings.
TVGuide.com: Do you have a clear picture in your mind of how you want the series to end?
Kohan: I do, which I would never reveal. There are two versions of the end of the series that I’ve had in mind, and it would be figuring out which way to go.
TVGuide.com: I’m guessing one version has Nancy dying?
Kohan: Potentially. [Laughs] In a blaze of glory. She certainly does tempt fate, and fate has a way of catching up to you.
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