Last time we heard about it High desert, an upcoming comedy series for Apple TV +, was out in September 2020. But now, more than a year later, we actually have some news to say about the upcoming show. And there are more people joining the cast.
According to a report from today meeting, Matt Dillon (The house that Jack built) and Rupert Freund (Homeland) have joined the line-up. You will be Patricia Arquette (The act) who will be running the show when it arrives on Apple TV +. Unfortunately, today’s news doesn’t give us a clear indication of when this will be the case. Arquette will also serve as executive producer on the project.
The cast also includes Weruche Opia, Brad Garrett, Bernadette Peters and Christine Taylor.
High desert is based on a character named Peggy, played by Arquette. She is a “former addict who decides to start over and make a life-changing decision to become a private investigator after the death of her beloved mother with whom she lived in the tiny desert town of Yucca Valley, California.”
Dillon will play a character named Denny, who is Peggy’s ex and is also described as a “relentless operator” and “undeniably charming parole officer”. In the meantime, Friend will play a character named Guru Bob, a “local ex-anchorman” who “changes his name to a mystical desert personality after a trauma”.
High desert was created and written by Nancy Fichman (Nurse Jackie), Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality) and Jennifer Hoppe (Damage). They are also called executiveProducers for the new project too. Ben Stiller (Night at the museum) will not only produce the new series, but will also direct the first episode.
It looks like there is still a way out, but it sounds interesting enough.