HBO Picks Up Vimeo's Pot Comedy 'High Maintenance'

by Brice Ezell

6 May 2015

What began as a surprise hit for Vimeo is now becoming a potential winner for HBO: the premium cable network has picked up High Maintenance for six new episodes.
 

As online streaming services continue to grow in developing original programming—Netflix (House of Cards, Orange is the New Black) and Amazon (Transparent) being two examples—other sites have taken on their lead. Vimeo is one such website; last year, the company produced a series called High Maintenance, which documents a pot dealer (Ben Sinclair, show creator along with Katja Blichfield) and the customers he encounters on a daily basis. After facing a surprising success given Vimeo’s status as a relatively underdeveloped player in the realm of original programming, many have taken notice. Enter: HBO.
  
The premium television network announced—on 4/20, quite aptly—that it is picking up the show for a six episode run. At the moment it is unclear whether or not the show’s episodic, anthology format on Vimeo will be carried over to HBO, or if it will be adapted to a more common length.

For more on HBO’s move, watch the short Complex report below:

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