High Maintenance Cancelled After Four Seasons at HBO
HBO has officially decided not to give creators Katja Blicfeld and Ben Sinclair’s comedy-drama anthology High Maintenance a fifth season renewal. This cancellation comes after less than a year since the series concluded its 9-episode fourth season in April.
“Co-creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair have decided to take a break from producing High Maintenance to pursue other projects,” HBO representative said in a statement (via TVLine). “We look forward to hearing what they come up with next.”
Providing a glimpse into the homes and routines of eccentric New Yorkers, High Maintenance explored the private lives of these unique individuals through a common thread: their weed deliveryman. Ben Sinclair starred as The Guy, whose client base includes a group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city.
The series was created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, who served as the writer and director in every episode of the first season and more than half of the second season, and executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Ben Sinclair and Russell Gregory.
High Maintenance originally debuted in 2012 as a web series until HBO picked it up for a six-episode, half-hour season in 2016, which received rave reviews from critics, currently holding a “Certified Fresh” rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Shortly after the first season’s premiere, HBO renewed the series for a 10-episode second season, which premiered early this year and received even higher acclaim from critics, maintaining a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.