Danny McBride Returning to HBO With New Series

Actor Danny McBride  arrives at the Premiere Of HBO's Final Season Of "Eastbound And Down" at Avalon on September 27, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Danny McBride, future vice-principal. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

HBO just can’t resist Kenny Powers. Well, not exactly – they can’t resist Danny McBride – but that’s pretty close. The network announced today that McBride, along with his Eastbound & Down collaborator Jody Hill, has created a new comedy series entitled Vice Principals. The show will be set in a high school and follow “the people who almost run it, vice principals.” HBO has ordered 18 episodes, though how that will be broken down season-wise is not yet known. Hopefully, unlike teaching kids, McBride will consider vice-principal a “real job,” which, in Powers’s terms, means he can get fucked up.