Two-time regional Emmy award winner Jerod Couch launches the second season of TV series “#WASHED” on Amazon, starting Wednesday, Sept. 2. The series follows a group of aging millennials as they attain everything they never wanted in pursuit of their dreams.
“#WASHED” completed shooting in December 2019. The production utilized more than 150 Dallas cast and crew and 30 locations in the heart of Dallas. Couch, who grew up in southern Dallas, created the show and directed each episode. Previously, he won regional Emmys for writing and directing commercials for Texas Rangers.
“#WASHED” is a unique take on the urban coming-of-age story. The half-hour dramedy/satire features a group of 30-somethings wondering if their dreams come with expiration dates. They are too old to just be dreamers, yet they are young enough to make those dreams a reality.
“My adolescent years were spent hopping from ‘hood to hood’ in Dallas, ultimately settling in the Wilmer-Hutchins area,” Couch said. “After returning home from a five-year producing stint at ESPN, I set out to create an indie TV series to tell the story of an aging millennial struggling to balance that former life in the ‘hood’ and current ‘#WASHED-up’ 30s lifestyle that doesn’t include the fame and fortune you had planned as a kid.”
#WASHED Season 2 Teaser
Season 2 Trailer | #WASHED | Digital Series | Dallas
The first of nine episodes of the second season of “#WASHED” starts on Amazon on Sept. 2. The series features an all-Black cast. In the writers’ room, efforts were made to tell diverse Black stories.
“We quickly learned this ‘30-something life crisis’ is a shared experience across our society,” Couch said. “Therefore, in Season 2 of ‘#WASHED’ instead of focusing on one character, we explore a multitude of characters dealing with coming-of-adulthood from the male and female perspective. Issues include chasing love, fame, fortune, career woman vs. corporate America, high-risk pregnancy and the search for self-actualization.”
“#WASHED” is an award-winning indie television series created and directed by two-time regional Emmy winner Jerod Couch. Season 2 is set to debut in 2020 with nine, half-hour episodes featuring an ensemble cast of #WASHED (up) millennials. At a crossroads, these multidimensional, and often conflicted characters face a harsh reality: too old to just be dreamers, yet young enough to make those dreams a reality. A unique take on the urban coming-of-age story, #WASHED packs a punch as the content hits close-to-home in a relatable, hilarious and dramatic fashion.
- Dallas native Byron Hardy (rapper, B.Hardy),
- San Antonio’s Nadirah Shakir (“Vampire Diaries,” “BARBERSHOP 3”), and
- Houston’s Ashlee Lee (“ATX Most Wanted” – a college version of “BET’s 106 & Park”)
“#WASHED” was created, directed, produced and written by Jerod Couch.
WORLD OF #WASHED
The #WASHED world morphs from a narrative centered around one main character in season 1 to an ensemble cast in season 2. Over the course of nine episodes, the viewer will oscillate between four different worlds: “The Office,” “The Game,” “Mya’s Life” and “The Club.” Through these unique perspectives, a multitude of personalities, motives and life experiences; and just how far they’ll go to reach their dreams.
Thanks to #WASHED Sponsors:
- DFW Vapor
- Dallas Weekly