HBO orders pot comedy and online hit 'High Maintenance'

HBO orders pot comedy and online hit 'High Maintenance'
Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, creators of the show "High Maintenance," an online comedy series, got some good news from HBO on 4/20. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

HBO is going to pot.

The premium network announced Monday that it has ordered six new episodes of "High Maintenance," the online series about a Brooklyn marijuana dealer (Ben Sinclair) and his wacky clientele.

Sinclair executive produces the series with his wife, Katja Blichfeld, and Russell Gregory.

"We have been growing this show organically for three years now," Blichfeld and Sinclair wrote in a tongue-in-cheek statement, "and we are elated to bring it into full maturity at HBO, the gold standard of both online and televised entertainment."

"High Maintenance" currently airs on Vimeo, where the episodes are fairly brief, each about six minutes long. In addition to producing the new episodes, HBO plans to make all 19 original episodes available in its various TV and online formats.

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