Jackie’s struggles and battles are not over. Starz renewed the upper town TV series for a third season. The second season ended in December. It is not yet known when we will see season three.
A crime drama series, upper town stars Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel, Amaury Nolasco, Atkins Estimond and Dohn Norwood. Tonya Glanz and Imani Lewis return while season two guests include Luis Guzmán, Jona Xiao, Carlos Gómez, Mark Boone Junior, Cecil Blutcher and Crystal Lee Brown. In the second season, Jackie Quinones (Raymund) has fulfilled his dream of becoming a real cop and wants to do some good in this world. Immediately thrust into the crime wave of deadly carfentanyl flooding Cape Cod, Jackie focuses on bringing down drug dealer Frankie Cuevas (Nolasco), the man she holds responsible for the death of her best friend, Junior. . When Frankie’s cousin Jorge (Guzmán) joins his operation, he introduces a new level of violence and mayhem. With disgraced officer Ray Abruzzo (Dale) out of the force and mired in depression, Jackie finds a new partner in Leslie (Glanz), the force’s only other female. Through it all, Jackie must walk a tightrope of sobriety as she struggles to stay above a sea of secrets, betrayals, shame and failure from her past..
Airing on Sunday evenings, the second season of upper town averages a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 205,000 viewers in Live+ same day ratings (includes all DVR playback through 3am). Compared to the first season, this represents a 23% increase in the demo and a 13% drop in viewership in the Live+ same day ratings (including DVR playback until 3:00 a.m.).
Here is the third season renewal announcement from Starz:
STARZ RETURNS TO CAPE TOWN FOR SEASON 3 OF DRAMA SERIES “HIGHTOWN”
Santa Monica, Calif. – March 1, 2022 – STARZ today announced that crime drama “Hightown,” starring Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” “The Good Wife”), has been renewed for a third season. The current season is available on all STARZ platforms.
“‘Hightown’ is such an amazing show, and we couldn’t be happier to have it renewed for a third season,” said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming, STARZ. “We are thrilled to return to Cape Cod to see our iconic characters battle past mistakes as well as new enemies in the dangerous underworld that lurks beneath this idyllic setting.”
The new season will continue to uphold STARZ’s deep commitment to developing unique premium programming for women and underrepresented audiences, including diverse representation in front of and behind the camera.
Emmy(R) Award-winning Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Top Gun: Maverick, “CSI” franchise) and Lionsgate Television series is created by Rebecca Cutter (“Gotham”), who debuted as a television director in season two. Oscar(R) nominated filmmaker Rachel Morrison (Mudbound, Fruitvale Station) directed two episodes of the ten-episode second season. Lead actress Monica Raymund, Brandon Sonnier (“LA’s Finest”), Radium Cheung (“The Sinner”), Antonio Negret (“Prodigal Son”) and Eagle Egilsson (“The Wire”) also directed.
The series stars Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale (“24”, The Kitchen), Riley Voelkel (“Roswell, New Mexico”, “The Originals”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”, “Deception”), Atkins Estimond (“The Resident”, “Lodge 49”) and Dohn Norwood (“Mindhunter”, “The Sinner”).
About “Hightown” – Season 2
In season two of “Hightown,” Cape Cod’s perfect version of summer collides with its off-season reality. Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund) fulfilling her dream of becoming a real cop, is here to do good in this world. Immediately thrust into the crime wave of deadly carfentanyl flooding Cape Town, Jackie focuses 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’s personal but then again for Jackie it’s all personal. When Frankie’s cousin Jorge (Luis Guzmán) joins his operation, he introduces a new level of violence and mayhem. With disgraced officer Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale) out of the force and mired in depression, Jackie finds a new partner in Leslie (Tonya Glanz), the force’s only other female. Through it all, Jackie must walk a tightrope of sobriety as she struggles to stay above a sea of secrets, betrayals, shame and failure from her past. Riley Voelkel, Atkins Estimond and Dohn Norwood also play.
“Hightown” is created and executive produced by Rebecca Cutter (“Gotham”) with Gary Lennon (“Power,” “Euphoria”) executive producer with Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Top Gun: Maverick, “CSI” franchise), Jonathan Littman (“Lucifer,” “The Amazing Race,” “CSI” franchise) and KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer,” “CSI: Vegas”) from Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Ellen H. Schwartz is also an executive producer.
STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media delivery platform committed to providing premium content that amplifies stories by, about and for women and underprivileged audiences. represented. STARZ is home to the highly rated, first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the national flagship STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay-TV channels and related on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY to provide subscribers with access to “the best of global SVOD”. STARZPLAY, together with its joint venture STARZPLAY ARABIA, has expanded its global presence to more than 60 countries in Europe and Latin America, as well as Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available on digital OTT platforms and multi-channel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite TV providers and telecommunications companies worldwide. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and across the company.
About Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Jerry Bruckheimer Television is one of the most successful production companies in media history, with innovative and powerful storytelling that sets new benchmarks for programming excellence. Jerry Bruckheimer Television series include ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘CSI: NY’, ‘CSI: Vegas’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Without a Trace’, ‘Lucifer’ and the 10 “The Amazing Race”, multiple Emmy(R) Award winner. With nearly 2,000 episodes produced, the company’s shows have garnered 140 Emmy(R) nominations and 23 wins.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class film and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to deliver a unique and diverse portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world whole. The company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a library of 17,000 titles and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital-age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original and relevant entertainment for audiences around the world.
What do you think? Did you follow the upper town TV shows on Starz? Are you happy this crime drama has been renewed for a third season?