If you haven’t been watching HBO’s insane comedy series East Bound & Down, then I urge you to stop everything important in your life and turn it on right now. The bills and mortgage can wait… Kenny F*$#ing Powers does not.
The show was created by writer/director Jody Hill who directed 2009’s seriously underrated dark comedy Observe and Report. Hill’s style of humor is definitely not for everyone but it’s the most unpredictable approach to humor since forever. Having Danny McBride involved just skyrockets the material in a way unimaginable. As you can tell, I love this show.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. HBO has issued a press release announcing that Season 4 will be the epic conclusion to the Kenny Powers saga. Read below:
NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 –EASTBOUND & DOWN, the raucous HBO comedy series from creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill, begins shooting its eight-episode fourth and final season tomorrow in North Carolina, with the season scheduled to launch SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). McBride stars in the show as the irrepressible Kenny Powers, the former major league pitcher who is larger than life… and death.
In the third season of EASTBOUND & DOWN, which concluded in April 2012, Kenny Powers finally made it back to the majors and recaptured his former glory, only to fake his own death and run back home to his beloved April, the mother of his child. The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.
The third season of EASTBOUND & DOWN inspired raves, with People calling it “Terrific. The jokes take off on all sorts of unexpected trajectories – foul balls that score…Four out of four stars,” while Entertainment Weekly said, “You should make time to get down with ‘Down’,” rewarding the show an A-.
EASTBOUND & DOWN is executive produced by Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay
I’m extremely curious how Hill and McBride plan to end this story. Every season has an unpredictable cliffhanger that leaves you needing more. I can’t see the Kenny Powers story having a happy ending but it damn sure will be an epic conclusion.
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