HBO has renewed baseball comedy Eastbound & Down for an eight episode fourth season.

Danny McBride produces the show with Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Jody Hill. The actor recently spoke about the project at an HBO Q&A and had this to say.

"As long as Kenny Powers is alive, there are a lot of stories you could tell.

The comedy follows Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) through the ups and downs of being a former major league baseball star. At the end of the third season, the pitcher finally gets called back up to the big leagues, but walks away from it all by faking his death. He returns to Myrtle Beach to be with April (Katy Mixon) and their son.

No production schedule has been released for Season 4.