Following the Vice Principals Season 2 premiere date announcement earlier this month, HBO has debuted a new trailer for the final season of this hit comedy series, which returns September 17. This new footage reveals that Neal Gamby (Danny McBride) will be teaming up with his former rival, Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), to find out who shot Gamby at the end of the Season 1 finale last year. As we can also see in the trailer, there is no shortage of suspects that Gamby and Russell must investigate. The network has also released a new poster featuring an illustration of Gamby with a target drawn on him, along with the simple question, "Who Shot Me?"
The trailer debuted on HBO YouTube, which shows the scene from the Vice Principals Season 1 finale again, where a masked figure approaches Neal Gamby in the school parking lot, and shoots him. We also hear voice over from Gamby who reveals that, "somebody tried to commit first degree murder against my body." That someone is still at large. We also get some shots featuring the aftermath of this shooting, with Amanda Snodgrass (Georgia King) looks on in horror, while we see Gamby preparing to kill his would-be assassin, putting together a crude trap in the woods, while assembling a brace that will allow him to hide a gun up his sleeve, much like Travis Bickle's (Robert De Niro) device in the 1976 classic Taxi Driver.
It's also clear that Lee Russell (Walton Goggins) is not considered one of these suspects, since he's seen meeting Gamby in the woods, stating that they're going to, "find the motherf---er who shot you." After all, they were both named Co-Principals in the season finale, just before Gamby was shot. The trailer then features several quick shots of characters who may have tried to kill Gamby, including Seychelles (James M. Connor), Gale Liptrapp (Busy Phillips), Ray Liptrapp (Shea Whigam), Dayshawn (Sheaun McKinney), Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), Christine (Susan Park), Janice Swift (Ashley Spillers) and more. The trailer ends with Gamby stating he will shoot whoever tried to kill him in his dick, clarifying that if the would-be assassin is in fact a woman, then she will be shot in her "privates" as well.
This dark comedy tells the story of North Jackson High School and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. In the new season, the tumultuous school year continues and a new semester brings changes, as Gamby and Russell are about to learn that the only thing harder than gaining power is holding on to it. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who both created HBO's hit series Eastbound and Down, Vice Principals is executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Jonathan Watson and Stephanie Laing; directed by David Gordon Green. The nine-episode second season debuts Sept. 17.
HBO first picked up this Vice Principals comedy series in 2014, ordering 18 episodes of the show, that would ultimately be split up into two nine-episode seasons. Danny McBride and Jody Hill initially wanted to wrap up Eastbound and Down after just three seasons, but they ultimately put a fourth and final season together. It doesn't seem that will be the case here, with the creators sticking to their original 18-episode plan for this hit series. While we wait for more on the second and final season of Vice Principals, take a look at the new trailer and poster below.