When the third series of Eastbound & Down ended earlier this year it was assumed the hit show starring Danny Mcbride had finished for good. But, keeping in mind that golden rule about assuming nothing when it comes to the world of TV, HBO officially announced today that the series will now return for a surprise fourth season for only eight episodes, which will be broadcast next year.
Mcbride and show co-creator Jody Hill have always maintained that they had no intention of ‘stringing‘ the series out and just last year Hill suggested that a trilogy of seasons seemed like the most natural way to conclude the story of Kenny Powers. Without going into any spoilers the end of series three pretty much neatly wrapped things up for the chaotic baseball pitcher, but when you’ve got a hit series on your hands, high ratings, a solid fanbase and the possibility of making even more money, why say no.
The newest series of the hit black comedy Eastbound & Down is set to be broadcast in the States on February 19th, so expect it to pop up on British TV soon after.
What we do know is that Kenny ‘f@cking’ Powers is back on American terrafirma after his last adventure down in Mexico. This time he’s managed to find himself a place on a baseball team in Southern Carolina called the Myrtle Beach Mermen and has a new best friend Shane, played by Jason Sudeikis, (Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses), and Will Ferrell and Matthew McConaughey will reprise their roles from previous seasons.
We can feel the excitement building…we can feel it all the way down to our plums…gettin’ all swollen with a light blue hue to them!
In what appears to be an advert for K-Swiss, doubling up as a promo feature for the third highly anticipated series of Eastbound And Down, Kenny ‘F@cking’ Powers has somehow managed to bag himself the job of MFCEO to a multi-national athletic footwear company.
We still can’t make our minds up if this is a direct sell-out move by the makers of Eastbound And Down, simply because it’s f@cking hilarious.