Kathy Bates Stars As Dispensary Owner In New Netflix Series

It's about time we had a new TV series about cannabis: after all, things have changed a lot since Weeds, the record-breaking 2005 series starring Mary-Louise Parker as a black-market dealer.

Enter Disjointed, the upcoming marijuana-centric workplace comedy by The Big Bang Theory executive producer Chuck Lorre. The straight-to-Netflix series promises to be thematically lighter fare than Parker's black comedy.

Perhaps most exciting: it stars powerhouse Kathy Bates as a pro-legalization activist finally "living her dream" of operating a cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles. The Daily Show's David Javerbaum is also on board as an executive producer and writer.

Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of the half-hour series, in which Bates, her three bud-tenders, adult son, and "deeply troubled" security guard are constantly engaged in stoner antics. .

Bates, who recently starred in both American Horror Story: Coven and American Horror Story: Hotel, has a decent track record when it comes to collaborations with Lorre: her 2012 guest role on Two and a Half Men snagged her an Emmy.

According to Deadline, the 20 episodes have already been made - no word yet on when we'll be able to stream it, or whether it'll be available to both Canadian and U.S. subscribers.

Banner image: Kathy Bates at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Boss' held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on March 28, 2016. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

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