It’s 4:20 somewhere. Netflix has ordered the Disjointed TV show, starring Kathy Bates, straight-to-series. The first season order is for 20 half-hour episodes of the multi-cam comedy from Chuck Lorre via Warner Bros. Television. Lorre is executive producing and writing with David Javerbaum.
A workplace comedy, Disjointed features Bates as a lifelong advocate for the legalization of marijuana. Netflix says she is “finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary.” There is not yet word on who will be cast as her three “budtenders,” Bates’ character’s son, or the “deeply troubled” security guard. Per Netflix, “All of them are more or less constantly high.”
Here is the Netflix press release.
Netflix has ordered Disjointed, a new comedy from blockbuster executive producer Chuck Lorre, starring Academy Award® and Emmy® winner Kathy Bates
- Netflix has ordered Disjointed, a new comedy from blockbuster executive producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men), starring Academy Award® and Emmy® winner Kathy Bates (Misery, American Horror Story), via Warner Bros. Television
- The half-hour multi-camera comedy has been ordered straight to series, with an initial order of 20 episodes.
- Lorre and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show, An Act of God) are executive producers/writers of the new series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television for Netflix
- Logline: Disjointed is a workplace comedy starring Kathy Bates 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 About Schmidt
- In television, Bates has won two Emmy Awards — for supporting actress in a mini-series 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.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Disjointed TV series? Who else would you cast as in this new Netflix comedy?