If you watch Weeds regularly, you’ll notice copious poker references (World Poker Tour, PokerStars, etc.).
So it’s not totally out of left field that the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan, and executive producer, Matthew Salsberg, are now working on a poker comedy for Showtime called Whales.
The half-hour revolves around a group of brilliant and quirky young people, some of them Harvard and MIT graduates, who move to Las Vegas to live in a lavish apartment while pursuing the $10 million prize at the World Series of Poker. Kohan and Salsberg, who is an avid poker player, are writing and executive producing for Lionsgate TV where Kohan is based with an overall deal.
Can’t be worse than Tilt? Or The Grand? Or High Roller? Or Deal? Or Lucky You? Right? Right?
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