SINGAPORE – HBO comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE will return for its ten-episode second season premiering same day as the U.S. on Saturday, January 20 at 11pm (SIN) on CINEMAX. Providing a peek into the cramped apartments, grinding routines and urban neuroses of New Yorkers, Ben Sinclair returns as The Guy, a bearded, pot-dealing deliveryman whose growing clientele is keeping him busier than ever.
Introducing new customers and revisiting familiar ones, the second season of HIGH MAINTENANCE weaves together a labyrinth of humor, poignant observations and heartfelt moments in stories that explore the lives of intriguing and colorful individuals from all walks of life. Created by Katja Blichfeld (Emmy®-winning casting director of “30 Rock”) and Ben Sinclair (“Home Again,” “Sisters”), HIGH MAINTENANCE is executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Ben Sinclair and Russell Gregory.
A comedy of human interaction, the new season of HIGH MAINTENANCE delves deeper into the contemporary anxieties New Yorkers are experiencing, from political tension to soaring real estate prices, while emphasizing the importance of savoring the highs of life in this increasingly volatile world. Pulling back the curtain on The Guy’s personal life, the second season reveals a few more people and details of what happens when he’s not on the clock.
New guest stars this season include Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”), John Gallagher, Jr. (HBO’s “The Newsroom”), Jessica Hecht (“The Forgotten”), Luzer Twersky (“Félix & Meira”) and Kate Lyn Sheil (“Girlfriend”), with Abdullah Saeed (“Bong Appétit”) and Yael Stone (“Orange Is the New Black”) returning.
Episode #7: “Globo” (season 2, episode 1)
Debut: Saturday, January 20 at 11pm (SIN)
The Guy (Ben Sinclair) has a busier-than-usual day as New Yorkers react to world-changing news. The morning after a hookup, carefree hotel guests spend an indulgent day, unaware of what’s going on outside their door. With the world around him in disarray, a client’s roommate (Joshua Schubart) struggles to maintain his commitment to losing weight. Written and directed by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair.
Episode #8: “Fagin” (season 2, episode 2)
Debut: Saturday, January 27 at 11pm (SIN)
A couple (Marcia DeBonis, Ray Anthony Thomas) visiting their daughter (Amanda Debraux) in Bushwick embraces the urban surroundings while dealing with a less-than-ideal rental that comes with an unwelcome roommate. The Guy (Ben Sinclair) delivers to Brenna (Brenna Palughi) and Molly’s (Molly Knefel) all-female, politically-minded meetup, where things get dramatic fast. Written by Rebecca Drysdale & Isaac Oliver and Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair; directed by Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair.
Episode #9: “Namaste” (season 2, episode 3)
Debut: Saturday, February 3 at 11pm (SIN)
An industrious Brooklyn realtor (Danielle Brooks) endeavors to hustle her way to a new home. After winning an affordable-housing lottery, Candace (Candace Thompson) and John (John E. Peery) face culture shock and notice a class divide when they move into their new apartment. The Guy (Ben Sinclair) considers his living situation. Written by Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen and Shaka King; directed by Shaka King.
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