Created and written by the married duo, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance follows a Brooklyn pot dealer as he delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city. Ben Sinclair stars as “The Guy,” an everyman pot dealer who makes cameo appearances in the lives of various New Yorker City residents, providing them with weed and getting a glimpse at their daily routines and how they light things up. The show is produced by Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory and Ben Sinclair.
Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the web series High Maintenance makes the jump to HBO with six new half-hour episodes that explore the intriguing, often eccentric private lives of dozens of New Yorkers with one connection: their weed dealer. Following a nameless, bike-riding pot-delivery man referred to simply as “The Guy” (Sinclair), the series brings viewers into the homes and routines of a variety of urban characters, each with a different compelling reason for doing business with The Guy. Each episode features one to three stories exploring the inner workings of city dwellers from all walks of life, told fly-on-the-wall style through the series’ patented brand of off-beat humour, mixed with just the right amount of pathos. Alternatively funny, insightful and relatable, High Maintenance touches on themes ranging from the evolution of parent/child relationships, to the ebb and flow of adult friendships, to the challenges of navigating the world of social media. Mixing dry humour with keen insights into human nature, the series proves that in a city full of strangers, the common thread is the perennial pursuit of life’s greatest highs.