Nurse Jackie Revival Moves to Amazon MGM Studios

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Edie Falco is returning to one of her most iconic roles, with the Nurse Jackie sequel series finding a new home at Amazon MGM Studios. The revival was initially announced in 2023 as a Showtime production, but it has now moved to Amazon, offering a fresh opportunity to continue Jackie Peyton’s complex story.

Over a decade since the original series concluded, the new installment will explore Jackie’s life ten years on, facing new challenges and the enduring struggle between good and bad. Creators Liz Flahive and Abe Sylvia, who worked on the acclaimed first series, will write and executive produce the sequel, with Sylvia also directing.

The official logline teases a continuation that builds on the powerful conclusion of the first series: “Jackie Peyton, back on her feet after clinging to life in the series finale, must navigate new dilemmas, testing her resolve to be good in a world that tempts her to the darker side.”

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Nurse Jackie originally aired from 2009 to 2015 on Showtime, spanning seven seasons and garnering critical acclaim and multiple awards. The show centered on Falco’s Jackie Peyton, an ER nurse struggling with addiction, and offered a nuanced portrayal of a complex, flawed woman. Falco’s powerful performance earned her six Emmy nominations and a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy in 2010. The series also received 24 Emmy nominations during its run, including a win for supporting actress Merritt Wever in 2013.

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The move to Amazon comes as little surprise given the evolution of Showtime’s original programming. Once a powerhouse of scripted dramas and comedies, Showtime’s output has diminished in recent years, with a shift in focus to developing new shows based on existing IP. The premium cable network was also rebranded as Paramount+ in 2023, signaling a change in direction.

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