HBO has released an official teaser for Vice Principals season 2, ahead of the show's return later this year. In this age of anthologies, limited series and event series, HBO comedy Vice Principals has a scheduling structure that’s unique to itself: it was planned from the start to run exactly two seasons. The entire two seasons, each consisting of nine episodes, were filmed in one shoot two years ago, and was in the can before the series began airing. The first season debuted in the summer of 2016 and the second season is set for this fall.
Vice Principals comes from the creative team behind the previous HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down, including co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill. McBride and Walton Goggins star in the series as a pair of rival high school administrators who are mutually disgusted when neither is promoted to the principal’s job, leading them to team up against the woman who did get the job, Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Herbert Gregory) - although the plot gets more complicated as the first season wears on. Now, we have our first look at the second season.
HBO has, on its YouTube channel, released a 30-second teaser trailer for the second season of Vice Principals. The teaser features McBride's character, dressed in Native American garb and facing off against a tiger. “My killer is coming back,” McBride’s Neil Gamby says, “and when he does, I’ll be ready,” as the trailer cycles through the carnage of some type of at-school incident, before concluding with Gamby and the tiger yelling at each other.
There’s a lot to be excited about season 2 of Vice Principals - a show that will have been off the air for nearly a year, when it returns this September. The first season was just the right amount of slow-burn and payoffs, with McBride and Goggins being a duo that played off one another wonderfully. Seeing as Eastbound & Down managed to keep the momentum going for four seasons (including multiple false endings), Vice Principals should at least manage to maintain its momentum for two season.
With McBride being fresh off his appearance in Alien: Covenant and Goggins due to play supporting roles in a couple of big franchise movies arriving over the next year (namely, Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Tomb Raider), Vice Principals will also provide fans of either/both actors a chance to enjoy watching them share the spotlight together - one last time, for now.
Vice Principals returns to HBO September 17, where it will be paired (at least in part) with David Simon's new 1970s drama series The Deuce. Season 1 is streaming on HBO GO and HBO Now.