HBO is calling up one of its all-star veterans back into the rotation, as the network announced today they are going ahead with a new comedy series from Danny McBride.
The ‘Eastbound & Down’ star is creating, producing, and starring in ‘Vice Principals,’ a series that follows those who *almost* run a high school. They are the vice principals, one of which will be played by McBride, and I’ll go ahead and assume that the characters stress the “vice” part of their title in particular.
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The 18-episode straight-to-series order looks to be split across multiple seasons, and has been in the works for roughly a year, finally getting the go ahead after a lengthy dealmaking process. McBride created the series alongside Jody Hill, with whom he made ‘Eastbound & Down.’ David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing, both of whom worked on the previous project as well, will also serve as EPs on this endeavor.
“Danny McBride and Jody Hill have created a smart, rowdy and unpredictable style of comedy that we can't get enough of,” said network programming president Mike Lombardo in a press release. “The idea of them setting their minds on high school was irresistible.”
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No premiere date has been set for ‘Vice Principals,’ nor the amount of episodes to air per season, but with ‘Eastbound & Down’ having concluded its four season run on HBO in November 2013, we won't go for too long without more McBride on the small screen.