Jessica Lu (Awkward) has booked a series regular role opposite Kathy Bates in Disjointed, Netflix’s pot-themed workplace multi-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. TV.
Written and executive produced by Lorre and Javerbaum, Disjointed, which has a 20-episode straight-to-series order, stars Bates as Ruth, 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. Lu will play one of the budtenders a big-hearted, type A over-achiever trying to medicate herself back to normal. Dougie Baldwin was recently cast as another budtender.
Lu also plays the female lead in Saving the Human Race, premiering this fall on the CW’s The Seed. She’s repped by Elevate Entertainment, Innovative and attorney Jamie Feldman.