Lily Mae Harrington has been cast as the younger version of Kathy Bates’ character in the upcoming Chuck Lorre Netflix series “Disjointed,” TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Harrington is an actress and singer. She rose to national fame when she competed in Season 2 of the Oxygen reality series “The Glee Project,” finishing in fourth place. She also appeared as Pam Brown in the recent Netflix original film “Pee Wee’s Big Holiday” and the YouTube Red series “Sing It!” as Adeline.
Netflix declined TheWrap’s request for comment.
Harrington is represented by Ellis Talent Group and Brio Entertainment.
In the series, Bates plays a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three “budtenders,” her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.
The series, from Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television, was co-written and executive produced by Lorre and David Javerbaum. Netflix ordered it straight to series in July, giving it an initial 20-episode order.
Bates, whose most recent credits include “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” won an Emmy for her last collaboration with Lorre, a guest role on CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” in 2012.