Apple Picks Up 'High Desert' TV Show Starring Patricia Arquette and Directed by Ben Stiller

Apple today announced its latest Apple TV+ series, "High Desert," an upcoming half-hour comedy from Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette.

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"High Desert" will follow Peggy (who will be played by Arquette), a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her mother, whom she lived with in the desert town of Yucca Valley, California. Peggy decides to make a life-changing decision to become a private investigator.

Along with starring in the series, Arquette will serve as executive producer, while Ben Stiller will direct and serve as an executive producer as well.

"High Desert" is Apple's second TV series created in partnership with Stiller and Arquette following "Severance," which is an upcoming workplace thriller.

‌Apple TV+‌ is priced at $4.99 per month, but Apple is continuing to offer a free year of service to customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch.

Top Rated Comments

AllergyDoc Avatar
17 weeks ago
Here's my advice about Apple TV.

[LIST=1]
* Subscribe for one or two months and watch everything you want. (Took us about 2 months, but we don't have kids at home).
* Cancel
* Subscribe again when there's enough content to last you a couple of months.
* Repeat

This way you can watch all the good stuff they offer for about $20 a year, maybe less.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ar40 Avatar
17 weeks ago
Wow! This sounds intriguing. I am really happy with the number of new announced shows by Apple. The future looks promising for TV+.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
17 weeks ago
They sure are coming out with a lot of new upcoming shows lately. Might be worth a subscription (or bundle) after all!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nburwell Avatar
17 weeks ago


Here's my advice about Apple TV.

[LIST=1]
* Subscribe for one or two months and watch everything you want. (Took us about 2 months, but we don't have kids at home).
* Cancel
* Subscribe again when there's enough content to last you a couple of months.
* Repeat

This way you can watch all the good stuff they offer for about $20 a year, maybe less.

Couldn't agree more. I do this with CBS All Access since there are only a couple shows that I watch, so I only end up paying for maybe a month since I always get emails from them offering a free month or two to come back.

I definitely see myself doing this with ATV+ as there just isn't enough content to justify keeping it for $4.99/month. HBO Max and Netflix on the other hand are on the opposite end of the spectrum for me.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
crouchingtiger Avatar
17 weeks ago
My expectations were modest but I was most pleasantly surprised with what I’ve seen so far. The quarantine episode of Mythic quest was brilliant and both touching and uplifting. Dickinson got me reading the poems. The new Ewan McGregor docuseries has been excellent and scratches several different itches for me. Greyhound was great. So far so good, may even subscribe after my free period is done.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
siddavis Avatar
17 weeks ago


When you call someone a freeloader and tell the person they need to try some honesty, that is deserving of an apology when you were wrong. You were wrong and rude to the doc. If you can’t see you owe the man an apology, I am not going to waste anymore time talking with you.

Doing the right thing with honor used to mean something.

Nope. In our new world, he gets to tell everyone how to think and spend their money. If they don’t agree, he gets to belittle them into submission. I know this cause I saw it on the news.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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