Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss is returning briefly to series television, guest starring in at least four episodes of Showtime’s hit comedy series “Weeds,” premiering August 16th at 10pm PT/ET. Dreyfuss will play an unexpected character from Nancy Botwin’s past. The role will mark Dreyfuss’ return to Showtime: in 2002, he was nominated for a SAG award for his work as Alexander Haig in the network’s docudrama “The Day Reagan Was Shot.”
This season, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) and family are now on the lam after Shane (Alexander Gould) bopped Mexican VIP Pilar to death with a croquet mallet. To elude the Mexican FBI, police and mafia, they grab what they can, toss their cell phones and IDs and hit the road.
Previously announced guest stars include Linda Hamilton, Peter Stormare, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, as well as returning guest stars Alanis Morissette and Jennifer Jason Leigh.