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Apple TV+ has announced the debut of its long-awaited dark comedy “High Desert”, which is set to premiere on May 17, 2023. The show will feature three episodes followed by five more to be released on a weekly basis.
The new show follows Peggy, played by the acclaimed actress Patricia Arquette, who is an on-again-off-again addict that decides to make a fresh start after the passing of her beloved mother. Peggy lived with her mother in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, but she makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator.
“High Desert” is written and created by Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford, and Jennifer Hoppe, who are all seasoned writers with impressive portfolios. The writers have previously worked on hit shows such as “Nurse Jackie”, “Grace and Frankie”, and “Damages”. This show is executive produced by Ben Stiller, who worked with Patricia Arquette in the highly acclaimed Apple TV+ series “Severance”.
In addition to Arquette, “High Desert” also reunites Stiller with director Jay Roach, with whom he has previously worked on blockbuster movies like “Meet the Parents”, “Meet the Fockers”, and “Little Fockers”.
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Originally ordered by Apple TV+ in 2020, “High Desert” has since added notable cast members such as Matt Dillon and Bernadette Peters. With such an impressive lineup of writers, producers, directors, and actors, “High Desert” promises to be a highly anticipated show that is sure to capture the hearts of viewers.