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Hit Web Comedy HIGH MAINTANENCE Comes to HBO

By Jef Dinsmore on Apr 22, 2015 to High Maintenance

HighMantenance_LogoHere is news straight from an HBO Press Release that gives further life to a web series not many may know about. HBO will air the existing episodes later this year and produce an additional 6 new episodes. Here are the details:

 HBO GOES GREEN WITH HIT WEB COMEDY SERIES HIGH MAINTENANCE,

CO-CREATED AND WRITTEN BY KATJA BLICHFELD AND BEN SINCLAIR,

TO PRODUCE NEW EPISODES EXCLUSIVELY FOR HBO

 

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2015 – 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. Following a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city, the show is created and written by the married duo of Katja Blichfeld (Emmy-winning casting director of 30 Rock) and Ben Sinclair (Sisters and Big C), and executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory and Ben Sinclair.

 

“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 (pictured).

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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. The web series earned Blichfeld and Sinclair a WGA award for their episode “Rachel” and has been hailed as “wryly funny” by Entertainment Weekly, “fantastic and gemlike” by Time and “luxurious and twisty and humane” by the New Yorker

 

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 is produced by Janky Clown Productions; executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory and Ben Sinclair; directed by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair; cast by Katja Blichfeld; edited by Ben Sinclair.

Has anyone seen this series? If so, let us know if you think HIGH MANTENENCE will fit well into the HBO lineup.  










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