“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” actress joins TV adaptation of popular web series
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” actress Miriam Shor will guest star on HBO’s new comedy series “High Maintenance,” TheWrap has learned.
In April, HBO ordered six new episodes of the popular web series. Details of Shor’s role are being kept under wraps for now.
The series, which follows a Brooklyn pot dealer (co-creator Ben Sinclair) who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city, is created and written by husband-wife duo Sinclair (“Sisters,” “Big C”) and Katja Blichfeld (the former casting director of “30 Rock”). The two executive produce along with Russell Gregory.
“‘High Maintenance’ has proven to be one of today’s most highly-acclaimed online comedies,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said of the acquisition. “We are thrilled to bring this sophisticated and clever series to our HBO audience.”
In addition to the six new episodes, HBO is expected to make the currently existing 19 episodes, which previously ran on Vimeo, available on HBO, HBO NOW and HBO GO.
Shor is widely known for starring in “Hedwig and the Angy Inch,” and currently plays boss to Sutton Foster’s character on TVLand’s “Younger,” which returns for Season 2 in January. She is represented by Gersh and Impression Entertainment.