Danny McBride is bringing his incomparable swagger back to HBO. The “Eastbound and Down” star is moving from the baseball diamond to the classroom in “Vice Principals,” a new comedy from the whole Kenny Powers team. HBO has ordered 18 episodes of the comedy with a season count and debut date yet to be determined.
“Danny McBride and Jody Hill have created a smart, rowdy and unpredictable style of comedy that we can’t get enough of,” said Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO, in a release. “The idea of them setting their minds on high school was irresistible.”
McBride and Jody Hill are the show’s creators, and David Gordon Green, Hill, and Stephanie Laing all join McBride as executive producers on the show, bringing back the entire “Eastbound and Down” team for another at bat.
“HBO was the perfect creative family for ‘Eastbound & Down,’ and we’re excited to pack up the van for the next adventure,” McBride said in a release.
“Vice Principals” will track the goings on of a high school and the people who almost run it, marking another comedic adventure for HBO focusing on the ascension to power. “Veep” has proven itself successful in the field, and now McBride & Co. will try to replicate that high level of quality.