“Nurse Jackie” sequel series starring Edie Falco in development at Prime Video

The follow-up series was previously in development for Showtime, where the original aired.

It's doctor's orders: Nurse Jackie is officially returning to a new home.

<p>David M. Russell/SHOWTIME</p>

David M. Russell/SHOWTIME

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Edie Falco's dark comedy is getting a sequel series at Prime Video. The new show was previously in development for Showtime, where the original aired for seven seasons.

Viewers remember the ambiguous ending of Nurse Jackie's series finale in 2015, in which All Saints Hospital closed for good and Jackie (Falco) snorted lines of heroin and collapsed, leaving her fate up in the air. "I personally did not want a happy ending, nor did Edie," showrunner Clyde Phillips told EW at the time.

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Now that lingering question of Jackie's fate has finally been answered, as the sequel series' logline reveals that 10 years after Jackie was left clinging to life in the series finale, she's now back on her feet in spite of having lost her nursing license. The continuation of her story will find her facing new dilemmas in trying to be good in a world where being bad is often not only easier, but a lot more fun.

The sequel series will once again star Falco in the titular role, and she will also serve as executive producer along with Robert Greenblatt, Liz Flahive, and Abe Sylvia. Flahive and Sylvia will write, and Sylvia will also direct.

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Nurse Jackie helped Falco make history when she became the first actress to win an Emmy for Best Actress in both the drama and comedy categories (she previously won for The Sopranos). She also received six Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe Awards for her work on the groundbreaking series about addiction.

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"We ended up with this unusual piece, tonally," Falco previously told EW about the series. "I didn’t know what it would be like for an audience to watch. We were doing a show that’s funny and lighthearted but, yes, at its center, was about an addict, so it was important that we be respectful of the magnitude of that issue. Because anybody who’s been through it knows it isn’t funny."

Variety first reported this news.

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