Wednesday, May 28, 2014

HBO Orders 18 Episodes of Comedy 'Vice Presidents' Starring Danny McBride

Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride will return to the premium cable network in new comedy series Vice Principals, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming. 18 episodes of the comedy have been ordered - however a debut date and number of episodes per season have yet to be confirmed.

Created by McBride and Jody Hill, Vice Principals tells the story of high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals.

Vice Principals is executive produced by McBride, Hill, David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing.

"Danny McBride and Jody Hill have created a smart, rowdy and unpredictable style of comedy that we can't get enough of," said Lombardo. "The idea of them setting their minds on high school was irresistible."

"HBO was the perfect creative family for Eastbound & Down and we're excited to pack up the van for the next adventure," added McBride.

"When the idea for the new series became too crazy to keep to ourselves, we knew HBO was the perfect place to unleash," noted Green.