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Starz Drops Trailer for Hightown, a Queer P-Town Murder Mystery

Monica Raymund

The trailer is out for Hightown, the dark, sexy, and very queer new murder mystery from Starz that's set in the LGBTQ mecca of Provincetown, Mass. Out former Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund headlines the series as Jackie Quiñones, a queer fisheries agent with a substance abuse problem who stumbles across the body of a young woman who's been murdered and left on one of Provincetown's storied beaches. 

The official synopsis for the series, out May 17, reads: 

"Hightown is set on idyllic Cape Cod and follows one woman’s journey to sobriety, intertwined with an unfolding murder investigation. Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund, Chicago Fire, The Good Wife), a hard-partying National Marine Fisheries Service agent, has her free-wheeling life thrown into disarray when she discovers a body on the beach — another casualty of Cape Cod’s opioid epidemic.

"As a result of this trauma, Jackie takes the first steps toward becoming sober — until she becomes convinced that it’s up to her to solve the murder. Now at odds with Sergeant Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale of Only the Brave), an abrasive but effective member of the Cape Cod Interagency Narcotics Unit, Jackie starts to spiral. And she’s not alone. Ray, too, spins out of control; losing himself in the investigation. The lives of everyone connected to this murder crash and converge, reminding us just how complicated — and deadly — our addictions can be." 

From the trailer, it appears that Hightown, shot in Provincetown last summer, deftly balances portrayal of the nautical industries in the town at the tip of the cape with depiction of the queer life that has flourished there for nearly a century with the bars, shops, and restaurants that cater to LGBTQ people and the drag queens who line Commercial Street coaxing passers-by into their shows. 

Watch the trailer for Hightown below. 

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