Every day of the week it is time to announce that a well-known title is being recycled to produce a new series or movie, but this news gains more interest when it is a revival with the participation of the original talent. Edie Falco, for example, has a sequel to Nurse Jackie in the works where she will reprise the role of the drug-addicted nurse.

Nurse Jackie, which aired from 2009 to 2015, was part of a new generation of short-lived series along with Weeds: short-lived dramas with an awkward protagonist, an anti-heroine. In this case, Jackie was a nurse with a double life: a fantastic professional who during work hours swallowed pills as if they were candy and who had two romantic relationships at the same time, one with her husband and the other with the hospital pharmacist.

Like Weeds, which focused on the troubles of a family mother and marijuana dealer, it was a milestone in the television model of Showtime, a premium cable channel that rivaled HBO in the United States. Nurse Jackie was nominated for an Emmy for the first season and, during its broadcast, won two key statuettes: best leading actress for Falco, who revalidated the love of the television academy after The Sopranos, and best supporting comedy for Merritt Wever.

According to Variety, the synopsis of the sequel will be as follows: “10 years after leaving Jackie Peyton with her life hanging by a thread in the series finale, we find her back on her feet despite having lost the license. to practice as a nurse. The continuation of her story will find her facing new dilemmas while trying to be good in a world where being bad is not only easier but also more fun.

Nurse Jackie, which was created by Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky and Linda Wallem, will now be creatively led by Liz Flahive (Glow) and Abe Sylvia (Palm Royale), who had worked on the original series as executive producers and writers.

And, to the surprise of the industry, the sequel is not planned as a production for Showtime or Paramount, the content platform of the same conglomerate as the cable channel, as happened with the continuation of Dexter. Lionsgate Television, the studio behind the production, will make the new episodes for Prime Video.