Kevin Smith asks fans to crowd-fund his pot comedy series ‘Hollyweed’

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The fate of Kevin Smith’s cannabis-themed sitcom “Hollyweed” will rely on fans willing to spend a few bucks to see more.

The filmmaker has partnered with Rivit TV to premiere the pilot episode on their website, where fans can choose if they would like to pay for a full season, reports Variety.

“The future was looking bright for ‘Hollyweed’ — until we ran into a slight speed bump: no network wanted the show,” wrote Smith on the Rivit site. “And now, the good folks at Rivit TV are giving me and my Hollywood dreams a second chance, as they put the power to greenlight our little weed sitcom in YOUR hands!”

After viewing the pilot episode online, fans can decide how much they can personally chip in for future episodes, ranging from $1.99 to $5.99 per episode.

Smith describes the show as “‘Clerks’ in a weed store, with Donnell Rawlings and me as the middle-aged knuckleheads behind the counter.” The first episode begins with the duo launching a new strain so potent that it makes Rawlings’ character see dragons in the film “Schindler’s List”.

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