Monday, April 20, 2015

Web Comedy 'High Maintenance' Transitions to HBO with 6-Episode Series Order

The hit web comedy series High Maintenance is coming to HBO with six new episodes, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming. The show is created by married duo Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair.

High Maintenance stars Ben Sinclair as "The Guy," a friendly pot dealer whose clients include an eccentric group of characters, revealing the dynamics of their lives. From the unexpected and offbeat to the predictable and mundane, the witty series provides a glimpse into the daily routines of the customers and how they light things up.

In addition to presenting new episodes, HBO will also make the previous 19 episodes, which originally debuted on Vimeo, available later this year on HBO, HBO Now and HBO Go.

"High Maintenance has proven to be one of today's most highly acclaimed online comedies," noted Lombardo. "We are thrilled to bring this sophisticated and clever series to our HBO audience."

"We have been growing this show organically for three years now, and we are elated to bring it into full maturity at HBO, the gold-standard of both online and televised entertainment," said Blichfeld and Sinclair.

Executive producers include Blichfeld, Sinclair and Russell Gregory. Janky Clown Productions produces the comedy.