Danny McBride is coming back to HBO with a brand new show. The pay cable network has ordered 18 episodes of Vice Principals, a new comedy starring McBride as a high school administrator. The show was co-created by McBride and his Eastbound & Down partner-in-crime Jody Hill, and it follows “a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals.” HBO has yet to announce when Vice Principals will premiere or how its 18 episodes will be split up into seasons. McBride and Hill’s last series, Eastbound & Down, ended its four-season run on HBO last year.
Jody Hill talked to us about the project last year before the official announcement, explaining that Vice Principals “just focuses on different parts of the high school world. It’s based off a [movie] script that Danny and me wrote a long time ago, and we’re kind of evolving that into our show.” It was also reported last year that Danny McBride had “several serious talks” with Lindsay Lohan, while working with her on the Eastbound finale, about her potentially starring in Vice Principals though HBO’s announcement doesn’t indicate whether Lohan is involved one way or the other.