Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride is set to return to HBO for a new comedy titled Vice Principals. The show is set in a high school, and follows the people who almost run the school, the vice principals.
The show is created by McBride and Jody Hill, who also co-created Eastbound & Down together, and will be executive produced by McBride, Hill, David Gordon Green, and Stephen Laing.
Eastbound & Down is one of the funniest shows on TV. What started as a six-episode one-and-done first season, is now preparing to premiere their second season due to popular demand. One of the fans of the show happens to be shock-rocker Marilyn Manson…and he wants to make a cameo.
Manson told MTV at the season 2 premiere that he has an itch to step into the shoes of Stevie, the wildly obsessive assistant to Kenny Powers (Danny McBride). While the role of Stevie is already filled by actor Steve Little, show writer/director Jody Hill was honored by the support and interest of Manson, and was quoted saying “I’d love that. He can play Stevie’s brother.” Hill continued “Honestly, I’m honored. I saw Marilyn Manson open up for Nine Inch Nails when I was in high school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, so the fact that he’s heard of the Kenny Powers series is pretty awesome.”
The Foot Fist Way Directed by Jody Hill
Starring Danny McBride, Mary Jane Bostic, Collette Wolfe
Paramount Home Entertainment
Release Date: September 23, 2008
Fred Simmons (Danny McBride) is king of all he surveys, a man in total control and brimming with the wisdom and confidence of the greatest senseis. Fred is a master of the art of Tae Kwon Do (English translation: The Foot Fist Way) and the “demo” — the demonstration of his abilities — and a self-serving, egotistical prick who is completely oblivious to the feelings of those around him. Since Fred won the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational he’s been coasting on the minor celebrity the title brought won and he managed to parlay it into a small dojo located in a North Carolina strip mall. Even though his raging ego tends to steamroll over his impressionable students, they still respect him enough to heed his lessons and defer to his authority. When it comes to the foot fist way, Fred Simmons knows his shit.
But soon Fred’s modest kingdom off the interstate begins to crumble when he discovers that his blowsy wife Suzie (Mary Jane Bostic) has been unfaithful. Fred’s boiling-over rage and aggression begins to manifest itself in his attitude towards his students. He even makes a pathetic attempt to hit on his new student Denise (Collette Wolfe). A chance meeting with his idol, martial arts master and washed-up movie star Chuck “The Truck” Wallace (Ben Best), leads to a guaranteed appearance from the Truck at the upcoming ceremony for Fred’s students where they test for their new belts that recharges his mojo. As good as things seem to be getting for our resilient black belt-sporting hero, they are destined to get much worse and Fred Simmons must put his knowledge of the foot fist way to its ultimate test.