STARZ's critically-acclaimed crime drama Hightown returns next month for a second round, and Out has an exclusive first look at the new season via the official poster and trailer!
Besides being action-packed and thrilling, Hightown is notable for being lead by lesbian character Jackie Quiñones, a National Marine Fisheries Service Agent in Provincetown, Massachusetts who is helping fight organized crime amidst a local opioid epidemic. She is played by The Good Wife and Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund, who publicly came out as bisexual in 2014, making the series one of TV's still too few examples of a queer-inclusive series being fronted by an openly queer actor!
"In the second season of Hightown, the picture-perfect version of summer on Cape Cod clashes with its off-season reality," the show's official description reads. "Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund) achieving her dream of becoming a real cop, is out to do some good in this world. Thrust immediately into the crime wave of deadly carfentanyl flooding the Cape, Jackie is laser-focused on bringing down drug dealer Frankie Cuevas (Amaury Nolasco), the man Jackie holds responsible for the death of her best friend, Junior. For Jackie, it is personal but then again, for Jackie, everything is personal. When Frankie’s cousin Jorge (Luis Guzmán) joins his operation, he introduces a new level of violence and chaos. With disgraced officer Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale) off the force and mired in depression, Jackie finds a new partner in Leslie (Tonya Glanz), the only other female on the force. Through it all, Jackie must walk the tightrope of sobriety as she struggles to stay above an ocean of secrets, betrayal, and the shame and failure of her past."
Hightown season two premieres Sunday, October 17 on STARZ! Watch the official trailer below!