Imagine combining the comedic hatred of “Step Brothers” with the southern sensibilities of “Eastbound & Down” and you should be prepared to watch the first trailer for “Vice Principals.” Created by McBride and Jody Hill — the team behind HBO’s early aughts baseball comedy — the new series looks to be a frenetic and very funny take on the competition to become principal of a small town high school.
McBride and Goggins star as rival administrators who have spent their fair share of time as vice principals. Now, both are aiming for the big chair, and the only thing stopping them is the other person. Featuring a delightful supporting cast including Busy Phillips (“Cougartown”) and Georgia King (“The New Normal”), “Vice Principals” also offers David Gordon Green (“Joe,” “Red Oaks”) as director of the first episode.
“Vice Principals” is set to premiere at SXSW Friday, March 11 at the Alamo Ritz 1, with the screening beginning at 8:45pm and a 30-minute Q&A afterward with the creators and selected talent. Everyone else will have to wait until July for their first taste of HBO’s other show about veeps. Watch the trailer above and check out the official poster below.