Judging from the previews, this will possibly be the best comedy series on HBO in ever. Danny McBride has been hilarious in pretty much everything I’ve ever seen him in, and now mix in executive produce Will Ferrell, and what sounds like a funny plot, it should be greatness.
Relief Pitcher Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny came home to Shelby County, NC and picked up a job as a substitute gym teacher (mostly so his brother Dustin would stop threatening to kick him out). He’s spent every moment since then cashing in the last of his dying fame while plotting his inevitable comeback… one beer at a time.
‘Eastbound & Down’ is the latest project to come out of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s comedic goldmine Gary Sanchez Productions, which also launched FunnyOrDie.com. Starring Danny McBride (‘Pineapple Express’), Katy Mixon (‘Four Christmases’), John Hawkes (‘Deadwood’) and a host of other talented comedians, ‘Eastbound & Down’ was created by McBride along with two friends from film school: Jody Hill and Ben Best. The hilarious new series was shot on location in North Carolina and also includes a few guest appearances by Ferrell as a local car dealer with marvelous hair. Â