High Maintenance Coming in September
HBO announces premiere date for the pot comedy
HBO has been very busy lately. Several of its most anticipated shows have now been given premiere dates, including Divorce and Westworld. Continuing to rattle down the list, HBO has gotten to its New York based pot comedy, High Maintenance. The project comes form Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair and based on their own websieres of the same name.
Sinclair plays “The Guy,” a pot delivery man in NYC. The web series is fairly popular and speaks to a trend of HBO bring web content to TV — Insecure is also based on a web series. Comedy Central’s Broad City is another example of a show that found success after transition to a full television series.
Check out he first trailer for High Maintenance:
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High Maintenance promises to feature a colorful cast of characters, and Broad City’s Hannibal Buress can be seen in the above trailer. The series has only been picked up for six episodes, though there’s no reason to believe that it can’t be extended if its a success. HBO hasn’t been pushing High Maintenance as much as its other new shows, such as the aforementioned Divorce and Westworld. Insecure also feels to be getting a little more attention.
At only a six episode commitment, it’s obvious that High Maintenance will be something of an experiment for HBO. Since the series premieres next month, it would make sense to expect more of a promotional push, but we’ll see. Weed humor is big right now (was it ever not?) and Comedy Central has been capitalizing big time on it.
High Maintenance will premiere on September 15th at 11:00 PM EST. That’s a Friday, by the way, which is not HBO’s usual new series time slot. This also gives credence to the experiment idea, and it will be interesting to see if it can do well on Fridays.