Weeds executive producer Jenji Kohan has signed a new two-year production deal with Lionsgate TV, the studio behind her Showtime hit, which is about to enter its sixth season. While Kohan will stay on as Weeds showrunner, she is working on a new “musical comedy” pilot for the channel with Stephen Falk, a Weeds writer.
“Having gotten to second base with Lionsgate in my former ‘under the shirt but over the bra’ deal, it’s a thrill to now be in bed with them and going all the way,” Kohan said in a statement. “Let us hope our creative offspring make us both proud and happy for years to come. And when I say ‘come,’ don’t read into it. It’s a business deal. Get your minds out of the gutter.”
Jenji Kohan, Lionsgate cut new deal [Variety]