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High Maintenance

High Maintenance

  • Premiered: 
    September 16, 2016
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2012 web series (High Maintenance) by Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: drugs (marijuana)

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the short-form web series created by husband-and-wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfed, HIGH MAINTENANCE is a half-hour comedy series that explores the private lives of eccentric New Yorkers through a common thread: their weed deliveryman. Sinclair stars as The Guy, whose client base includes a group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city. Each episode features multiple stories exploring the inner workings of people from all walks of life, told fly-on-the-wall style, revealing a city full of strangers united by the perennial pursuit of life's greatest highs. In the series premiere, "Meth(od)," The Guy makes an uncomfortable delivery to a macho client and his taciturn friend. Best friends Max (guest star Max Jenkins) and Lainey's (guest star Helene Yorke) codependent relationship begins to wane after Max accidentally stumbles upon a new group of friends. In order to stay part of this group, Max must maintain a charade, while keeping Lainey's suspicions at bay. Other guest stars in Season 1 include Lee Tergesen, Amy Ryan, Ryan Woodle, Yael Stone, Kristen Hung, Clem Cheung, Stephen Lin, Peter Friedman, Bridgit Moloney, Paul Thureen, Ismenia Mendes, Greta Lee, Michael Cyril Creighton, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and more. On 4/20, HBO announced that it ordered six episodes of HIGH MAINTENANCE for its linear premiere later in 2016, with the entire first season written and directed by Blichfeld and Sinclair. Season 2 of HIGH MAINTENANCE premiered on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11pm ET/PT on HBO, as Ben Sinclair returned as The Guy, a bearded, pot-dealing deliveryman whose growing clientele is keeping him busier than ever. In the season opener, "Globo," the Guy has a busier-than-usual day as New Yorkers react to world-changing news. The morning after a hookup, carefree hotel guests spend an indulgent day, unaware of what's going on outside their door. With the world around him in disarray, a client's roommate (Joshua Schubart) struggles to maintain his commitment to losing weight. New guest stars this season include Danielle Brooks, John Gallagher Jr., Jessica Hecht, Luzer Twersky and Kate Lyn Sheil, with Abdullah Saeed and Yael Stone returning.
On Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11pm ET/PT, HBO premiered "Steve," the Season 2 finale of HIGH MAINTENANCE. On the day of the eclipse, two couples (Alexandra Fiber, John Gallagher Jr., Omar Shaukat, Anna Suzuki) head to the park and make new friends in the process. The Guy says some goodbyes and attempts to make a few life changes.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Janky Clown Productions