Everyone take a big exhale: HBO has set a premiere date for the long-awaited new season of High Maintenance, which began its life as a humble web series in 2012. The series will premiere a new six-episode season on Friday, Sept. 16 at 11 p.m. on HBO.
Created by husband-and-wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, High Maintenance follows a pot dealer known as “the Guy” (Sinclair) as he cycles through the city delivering his goodies to a wide swath of Brooklynites, from catty hipster assholes to contemplative bird-watchers to anti-social shut-ins. The series quickly gained a cult following and earned critical acclaim for both its cinematic look and the radical empathy underlying the portrayal of the Guy’s customers — who, despite the central role the drug plays in the show, are its real focus.
If you want to catch up with the series’ previous episodes (they’re all roughly between 5 and 25 minutes), they’re still available for free online — but probably won’t be for long.