Netflix lands new Kathy Bates cannabis comedy from Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre
Chuck Lorre, comedy mastermind behind such sitcoms as Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mom, will now be writing and executive producing a new 20-episode series for Netflix starring Oscar winner Kathy Bates.
Titled Disjointed, the multi-camera series will see Bates in the role of a lifelong advocate of marijuana legalisation, who’s finally getting to live out her dream as the owner of a cannabis dispensary in L.A. Sounds like the perfect fit for Lorre and Bates’s unconventional sense of humour, if you ask us.
Deadline says we can expect something like “The Big Bang Theory, if the guys were not geniuses but selling weed”. Bates’s character will be joined by three pot vendors, her twentysomething son, and a deeply troubled security guard; all of whom we expect her to be keeping in check from time to time.
Bates and Lorre have previously worked together on the actress’s 2012 guest stint on Two and a Half Men, which scored her an Emmy.
Disjointed will join Netflix’s ever expanding catalogue of original comedy series, including such titles as The Ranch, Love, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, BoJack Horseman and Grace and Frankie.
Here’s Kathy Bates talking about her pot experiences on WWHL with her American Horror Story co-stars.