With the final season of the critically-acclaimed drama Justified currently airing on FX, star Walton Goggins has found his next TV gig, signing on to star in HBO's comedy series Vice Principals. We first reported on the series back in May, when HBO gave an 18-episode order to the series starring Danny McBride, with Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, Marvel's Agent Carter) also joining the cast.
The series centers on Neal Gamby (Danny McBride) and Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), two vice principals who "almost run" a local high school. Walton Goggins' character is described as a "conniving politician who enters into an unholy alliance with Gamby." Shea Whigham is playing Ray Liptrapp, the new husband of Gamby's ex-wife (Busy Philipps) and a frequent target of Gamby's bouts of rage, despite being a genuine and supportive guy.
Danny McBride co-created the series alongside his Eastbound & Down co-creator Jody Hill, with David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing also serving as executive producers. It isn't known when production may begin on the series at this time. Walton Goggins is currently shooting director Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. He also starred in FX's hit police drama The Shield and had a memorable guest starring appearances on Sons of Anarchy and Community.