Summer school is in session. Watch a preview and check out pictures from the Vice Principals TV show, which premieres on HBO, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT. Vice Principals is written by Danny R. McBride and Jody Hill. Hill also directs the series.
The Vice Principals TV series cast includes: Danny McBride, Walter Goggins, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Georgia King, Busy Phillips, Shea Whigham, and Sheaun McKinney. Guest stars in the first season include Bill Murray, Susan Park, and Maya Love. McBride, Hill, David Gordon Green, Jonathan Watson, and Stephanie Laing executive produce.
COMEDY SERIES VICE PRINCIPALS, STARRING DANNY MCBRIDE AND WALTON GOGGINS, DEBUTS JULY 17
When the longtime principal of a suburban high school steps down, ambitious vice principals Neal Gamby and Lee Russell both set their sights on the vacated top spot — only to see new rival Dr. Belinda Brown enter the picture. Putting their mutual disdain aside, these bitter antagonists form an unholy alliance to bring down the outsider by any means necessary.
Created by Danny R. McBride and Jody Hill, who also created HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” along with Ben Best, VICE PRINCIPALS tells the story of North Jackson High School and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride (“Eastbound & Down,” “This Is the End”) and Walton Goggins (Emmy® nominee for “Justified”; “The Hateful Eight”) star as the school administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. Joining McBride and Hill as executive producer and director is longtime collaborator David Gordon Green.
Winner of the 2016 Audience Award at South by Southwest, the dark comedy series kicks off its nine-episode first season SUNDAY, JULY 17 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with other new episodes debuting subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO. Told over the course of a single school year, the first season takes place during the fall, with the second season to cover the spring term.
“Finally, a tale of the unsung hero in every child’s education,” says McBride. “No one will look at high school administrators the same again.”
“Knowing that Danny and Jody were going to be bringing Neal Gamby and Lee Russell into the world made retiring Kenny Powers a little bit easier,” observes Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. “Nobody else creates characters like these two. We are so proud that HBO is their home and we can’t wait for everyone to see their take on high school.”
In addition to McBride (Neal Gamby) and Goggins (Lee Russell), VICE PRINCIPALS also stars Kimberly Hébert Gregory (“Devious Maids”) as Dr. Belinda Brown; Georgia King (“The New Normal”) as English teacher Amanda Snodgrass; Busy Phillips (“Cougar Town”) as Gale, Gamby’s hot, trashy ex-wife; Shea Whigham (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Ray, Gale’s nice-guy new husband; and Sheaun McKinney (“Know Thy Enemy”) as cafeteria worker Dayshawn.
Guest stars on the first season include Bill Murray (Oscar® nominee for “Lost in Translation”) as outgoing Principal Welles; Susan Park (“Fargo”) as Christine, Russell’s wife; and Maya Love as Janelle, Gamby’s daughter.
The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
Shot in and around Charleston, SC, the first season of VICE PRINCIPALS will be followed by a second season of nine episodes. Rolling Stone has already declared it “the summer’s best new comedy,” and Entertainment Weekly says that “watching this comedy is homework you’ll actually look forward to!”
The executive producers of VICE PRINCIPALS are Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Jonathan Watson and Stephanie Laing.
Watch this first season clip of HBO’s Vice Principals TV series, “Belinda’s Introduction.”
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Vice Principals TV series? Do you plan to watch the first season premiere on HBO?