A new era of weed TV is upon us!
Amazon announced Monday that a new dramedy called Highland, starring Margaret Cho, is in development. The series stars the standup (who is very outspoken about her weed use in her personal life) as a woman who moves back in with her pot dispensary-owning family after spending some time in court-ordered rehab.
Episodes will each be an hour long, with Cho as executive producer and Liz Sarnoff (of Deadwood and Lost) writing.
Don't worry. I'm coming back to TV in. BIG WAY very soon. https://t.co/6ZsSGfvVEp
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 14, 2015
Cho’s announcement is the latest in a growing wave of programming that addresses marijuana’s newly legal status in certain states. HBO has High Maintenance, and NBC has ordered a sitcom about a weed dispensary from Adam Scott (Buds). Plus, Roseanne Barr teased a new webseries called She’s So High on YouTube this week.
So get your lighters ready, we’re in for a dank 2016.