Actor Danny McBride will be back working with HBO for a new comedy series called Vice Principals. Although a debut date is still up in the air, the show is slated for 18 episodes, according to Variety.
This marks the triumphant return of McBride to HBO after his stellar performance as the infamous Kenny Powers on the comedy hit Eastbound & Down. Although the show, about Powers (McBride) being a washed-up relief pitcher always attempting to make it back to the big leagues while balancing his life on the side, only ran for four seasons, it had a large cultural impact.
The good news for Eastbound & Down fans is that McBride will be bringing a number of people from that show with him to work on Vice Principals. Co-creator Jody Hill, as well as a few executive producers, will be working again with McBride on hopefully another memorable comedy series for the premium network.
Although the plot is not readily available at the moment, it goes without saying that the story most likely takes place in a high school or middle school. Whatever shenanigans Danny and company get into, he has a long history of great comedic parts on his resume already. Expectations will be high as this is his next HBO show, but there is no worry that McBride has his career riding on this part. On the contrary. If this show doesn’t work out, after Eastbound and movies Pineapple Express and This is the End, McBride would surely get another chance to spread his comedic wings and show the world he can be funny in other locales.