StarzPlay Releases Worldwide Premiere Date, Official Poster And Teaser Trailer For The New Original Series HIGHTOWN
Emmy® Award-Winning Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and
Creator Rebecca Cutter Will Air Day and Date with the US on 17 May
“Hightown” is set on iconic Cape Cod, and it follows one woman’s journey to sobriety, intertwined with an unfolding murder investigation. Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund, “Chicago Fire,” “The Good Wife”), a hard-partying National Marine Fisheries Service agent, has her free-wheeling life thrown into disarray when she discovers a body on the beach – another casualty of Cape Cod’s opioid epidemic. As a result of this trauma, Jackie takes the first steps toward becoming sober— until she becomes convinced that it’s up to her to solve the murder. Now at odds with Sergeant Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale, Only the Brave), an abrasive but effective member of the Cape Cod Interagency Narcotics Unit, Jackie starts to spiral. And she’s not alone. Ray, too, spins out of control; losing himself in the investigation. The lives of everyone connected to this murder crash and converge, reminding us just 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”) also star.
“Hightown” is created and executive produced by Rebecca Cutter (“Gotham”) with Gary Lennon (“Power,” “Euphoria”) executive producing with Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Amazing Race”), Jonathan Littman (“Lucifer,” “The Amazing Race,” “CSI” franchise) and KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer,” “L.A.’s Finest”) from Jerry Bruckheimer TV; Ellen H. Schwartz also serves as executive producer. Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station) directed the first two episodes of the series.
“Hightown” was an Official Selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival..
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About Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Jerry Bruckheimer Television is one of the most successful production companies in the history of the medium, with innovative and powerful storytelling establishing new benchmarks in programming excellence. Jerry Bruckheimer Television's series have included "C.S.I: NY", "Cold Case", "Without A Trace", "Lucifer", "L.A.'s Finest" and the 10-time Emmy Award winner "The Amazing Race". With over 1800 episodes produced, the company's shows have garnered 140 Emmy nominations and 23 wins.