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McBride Says Eastbound And Down Is Done After This Year

When Eastbound And Down premiered a few years back, Danny McBride was turning into a comedy superstar, and John Hawkes was far from a household name. Now the comedian pretty much has his choice of projects, and the indie actor that plays his brother has been nominated for an Academy Award. The rigors of filming a premium cable television program are far different than that of a network show, but it still takes a serious effort to block off everyone’s time for the same ten week period. Apparently, that’s getting harder for the HBO comedy, and star Danny McBride has publically revealed season three will be the program’s last.

According to Deadline, HBO is still very open to bringing the show back, but ultimately, the decision lies in McBride’s hands. His newest, Your Highness, co-starring James Franco and Natalie Portman is generating a lot of buzz, as is the already finished follow-up 30 Minutes Or Less. The more he continues crushing Hollywood, the less likely he is to eventually reconsider and return to Eastbound And Down.

I’m okay with this. Eastbound And Down is great, but opening up his schedule to make an extra movie each year is well worth the tradeoff.

Mack Rawden
Mack Rawden

Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, the NBA and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.