Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates team up for Netflix pot-comedy
A new comedy has been ordered straight to series by Netflix. The popular streaming service as ordered Disjointed, which comes from executive producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men), and starring Academy Award and Emmy winner Kathy Bates (Misery, American Horror Story). The series will be part of Warner Bros. Television.
The series itself will be a half-hour multi-camera comedy, which we reported earlier will be going straight to series. The initial order for the first season consists of 20 episodes. Lorre and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show, An Act of God) are executive producers/writers of the new series, which is part of Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television for Netflix.
The studio is calling Disjointed a workplace comedy, with Kathy Bates starring as a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.
A three-time Academy Award nominee, Bates won the lead actress Oscar for Misery and was twice nominated for supporting actress, for her work in Primary Colors and for her work in About Schmidt. In television, Bates has won two Emmy Awards — for supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie in American Horror Story: Coven, and for guest actress in a comedy series for Two and a Half Men, executive produced by Lorre — and has been nominated for a total of 13, including two lead actress noms for her starring role in Warner Bros. Television’s Harry’s Law