Amazon Scraps Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Highston”

After more than a year in development, Amazon has abandoned its plans for a six-episode family comedy series “Highston” that was to have been produced by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

The story centered around 19-year-old Highston Liggetts (Lewis Pullman), who has a number of celebrity friends that only he can see. His parents (Mary Lynn Rajskub and Chris Parnell) force him to get psychiatric help, but his Uncle Billy (Curtis Armstrong) thinks he’s fine.

“Little Miss Sunshine” helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were to direct from a script by “Nebraska” writer Bob Nelson. Shaquille O’Neal and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea guest starred in the series.

Todd Hoffman (“Love Stinks”) and Todd Schulman (“Bruno”) were also slated to serve as executive producers.

Source: The Live Feed