O Starzplay, the premium streaming STARZ, released the trailer and the official debut date of Hightown, his new original series in eight episodes. The production debuts in May 17, Sunday, on the channel, in the United States and Canada, and streaming for Europe and Latin America.
Hightown it takes place on the iconic Cape Cod, and shows a woman's journey towards sobriety amid the unfolding of a murder investigation. Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund, "Chicago Fire", "The Good Wife"), an agent for the National Marine Fisheries Service, sees his life change when he finds a body on the beach, victim of the opium epidemic on Cape Cod. As a result of this trauma, Jackie takes the first steps towards becoming sober - while convincing herself that she needs to solve the murder.
However, in disagreement with Sergeant Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale, Only the Brave), an uncompromising but effective member of the Cape Cod Narcotics Unit, Jackie begins to circle. And she is not alone. Ray also went into a whirlwind, getting lost in the middle of the investigation. Everyone's lives, connected to this murderer, collide, reminding us how complicated - and deadly - our addictions can be.
Riley Voelkel (“Roswell, New Mexico”, “The Originals”), Shane Harper (“Code Black”, “Happyland”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”, “Deception”), Atkins Estimond (“The Resident”, “Lodge 49”) and Dohn Norwood ("Mindhunter", "The Sinner") are also in the cast.
Hightown was created and produced by Rebecca Cutter (“Gotham”) with Gary Lennon (“Power”, “Euphoria”) and Jerry Bruckheimer (franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Top Gun: Maverick, “The Amazing Race”) in executive production, as well as Jonathan Littman (“Lucifer”, “The Amazing Race”, “CSI” franchise) and KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer”, “LA's Finest”) by Jerry Bruckheimer TV; Ellen H. Schwartz also worked as an executive producer. Oscar nominated filmmaker® Rachel Morrison (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station) directed the first two episodes of the series.
Hightown was in the Official Selection of 2020 at the SXSW Film Festival.