After getting its start in the renegade world of web series, High Maintenance has become newly legitimized by its move to HBO. (There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.) The series promises a new kind of stoner comedy, one where the humor doesn’t come from the act of hitting the bong itself, but from the quirky personalities of the people who are hitting it. The first teaser from the show follows this general mission statement, following a day in the life of a pot delivery guy known only as “The Guy” (co-creator Ben Sinclair) as he bikes around Brooklyn making his rounds. He seems like a pretty chill dude, even willing to take out the trash for his clients. No, like literally take out the garbage on his way out the door, not kill people. Breaking Bad this isn’t.
High Maintenance lights up on HBO for a six-episode run this fall.