Margaret Cho is returning to television! The comedian/actress will star as a version of herself in the hourlong marijuana-themed family dramedy Highland, which is in development for Amazon Prime.
Margaret Cho to Star in Pot Comedy for Amazon
In Highland, after a court ordered rehab, Cho gets a chance to start over but has to move in with her dysfunctional family who now runs a pot dispensary. Sounds like fun for the whole family!
Written by Alcatraz co-creator Liz Sarnoff, Highland is a co-production between Amazon Studios and Tomorrow Studios. In addition to starring, Cho will exec produce alongside Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.
Cho, of course, is an award-winning veteran performer, author, fashion designer, singer-songwriter and activist. Her television credits include a series regular on Drop Dead Diva and guest star roles on 30 Rock and Dr. Ken
Highland comes more than twenty years after she starred in ABC's groundbreaking sitcom All-American Girl, which was based on her standup. It only lasted one season, but it holds the distinction of featuring the first Asian American sitcom family on network television. As I've said before, recognize a trailblazer.
And here we are, two decades later, in the era of Huangs and Parks on the tube. Highland offers an opportunity to see another Asian American TV family -- a very different kind of Asian American TV family. No doubt, they'll need a number of Asian American performers to populate Margaret's dysfunctional pot-selling clan.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this.
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