Margaret Cho is headed back to series TV.
The comic and actress is developing a dramedy for Amazon Studios in which she stars as an addict whose family runs a pot dispensary.
Cho’s Highland project was the subject of a bidding war by rival distributors with Amazon coming out on top. Liz Sarnoff (Deadwood, Lost) will serve as showrunner on the project, which also has Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements as executive producers.
The official logline: “After a court-ordered rehab, Margaret Cho gets a chance to start over but has to move in with her dysfunctional family who now runs a pot dispensary.”
Cho’s 1994 short-lived ABC comedy series All-American Girl was considered both a pioneering series for its depiction of a Korean-American family and a disappointment among critics who accused the series of peddling in stereotypes. The series has been cited over the last year in particular since ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat is the first Asian family comedy since All-American Girl.