The show, which got its start as a web series before getting picked up by HBO, follows the adventures of a New York City weed dealer identified only as ‘The Guy.’ The show offers a glimpse into the lives of the city’s most eccentric characters as The Guy (played by the show’s co-creator, Ben Sinclair) attends a variety of nighttime appointments across the city. Every episode of the first season was written and directed by Sinclair and his wife, Katja Blichfeld.
“The response to the new episodes exceeded all of our expectations,” said HBO’s Casey Bloys. “Ben and Katja are brilliant, unconventional storytellers, and we’re excited to see what they dream up for us in our second season.”
High Maintenance launched its six-episode first season September 16 on HBO. The first episode was among the top five assets on HBO’s digital platforms in its first week of availability and has a gross audience of two million viewers. Viewership for the second episode was up six percent.
High Maintenance, which is produced by Janky Clown Productions, airs Fridays at 11 p.m. Watch an interview with Sinclair and Blichfeld about the premiere episode below: