But High Maintenance isn’t ditching the Web for the big-time just yet. In an early October post on the series Facebook page, the creators provided a photographic explanation of those realistic little weed baggies you see on the show, along with a promise that their nameless, almost mythical drug dealer would soon ride again.
Now we’ve got a teaser trailer to heighten our excitement: nothing too out of the ordinary, just a languid look at Sinclair’s character crisscrossing Brooklyn on bike, filling up his tires and jamming to whatever’s on his headphones—with close attention paid, as always, to those microscopic quotidian details that make up a life. You could almost forget that cannabis is the costar of this particular story… until the final frames, anyway.
Blichfeld and Sinclair clarified in a followup Facebook post that the next cycle of episodes would kick off “around Thanksgiving.” Just in time, by our estimation. Who doesn’t need to take the edge off when home for the holidays?
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'