|Directed by||Jay Roach|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
High Desert is an upcoming comedy television series created and written by Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford and Jennifer Hoppe-House that is set to premiere on Apple TV+. It was originally ordered at Apple in September 2020.
The series follows Peggy (Arquette), an addict, who decides to make a new start after the death of her beloved mother with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California. She makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator.
Matt Dillon will play Denny, Peggy’s ex, and an undeniably charming parolee and a relentless operator. Friend will play Guru Bob, a local ex-anchorman, who, after a trauma, rebrands himself as a mystic desert personality. Opia stars as Carol, Peggy’s closest friend — the bored fiancé of an ER doctor, and a permissive new stepmother — who has a secret of her own. Garrett plays Bruce, a private investigator whose business is circling the drain, and who becomes Peggy’s reluctant employer. Peters will recur as Rosalyn, Peggy’s complicated mother. Taylor recurs as Dianne, Peggy’s buttoned-up sister, who tries to make order of Peggy’s chaos
|No.||Title||Directed by ||Written by ||Original release date|
|1||TBA||Jay Roach||Nancy Fichman & Katie Ford||TBA|
|2||TBA||Jay Roach||Nancy Fichman & Katie Ford & Jennifer Hoppe||TBA|
|3||TBA||Jay Roach||Jennifer Hoppe||TBA|
|4||TBA||Jay Roach||Nancy Fichman & Katie Ford & Jennifer Hoppe||TBA|
|5||TBA||Jay Roach||Nancy Fichman & Katie Ford & Jennifer Hoppe||TBA|
|6||TBA||Jay Roach||Nancy Fichman & Katie Ford & Jennifer Hoppe||TBA|
|7||TBA||Jay Roach||Nancy Fichman & Katie Ford & Jennifer Hoppe||TBA|
|8||TBA||Jay Roach||Nancy Fichman & Katie Ford & Jennifer Hoppe||TBA|
The series, created by Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford and Jennifer Hoppe-House, was given a greenlight in September 2020 by Apple TV+, with Patricia Arquette set to star in the series as well as executive produce along with Ben Stiller, who was set to direct the first episode.
In November 2021, Matt Dillon, Rupert Friend, Weruche Opia and Brad Garrett were added to the main cast of the series, with Bernadette Peters and Christine Taylor cast in recurring roles. Stiller would no longer be directing the first episode, as Jay Roach had joined the series to direct all eight episodes.
Filming began by November 2021 in Long Beach, California.