Sometimes the end is just a beginning you thought was the end but you were wrong because you’re just not awesome enough to understand stuff. Kenny Powers didn’t actually say that, but he might.
Because despite seemingly strutting off into the sunset at the end of season three, the trash-talking, watercraft-loving, heat-throwing bundle of hot mess at the center of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” is prepping another comeback.
According to Variety, HBO has ordered eight more episodes of the Danny McBride-starring show, ensuring a surprise fourth season next year.
Yes, the spring finale of the show co-produced by Will Ferrell and frequent collaborator Adam McKay appeared to chronicle the end of the Powers saga. Long-suffering assistant Stevie moved out of Powers’ Myrtle Beach seaside crash pad, the sex-and-drug-paraphernalia-laden baby room was turned back into a dojo, Kenny was called up to the bigs, smoked a couple of strikes and then walked away and appeared to die in a fiery DUI car crash. But, spoiler alert, he faked his death, got back together with April and finally realized winning isn’t everything.
The series’ seeming ending wasn’t exactly “The Sopranos,” but it was (mostly) satisfying for an audience used to audacious and sometimes cringe-inducing hairpin comedic turns.
It sure sounded like that was all she wrote for the fictional author of the rousing inspirational memoir “You’re F—ing Out, I’m F—ing In,” earlier this year when McBride said he was ready to hang up La Flama Blanca’s cleats. “HBO definitely wants us, and [co-creator] Jody Hill and I love writing for the show,” McBride told Entertainment Weekly before the season finale. “But there is other stuff we’d like to do. Both of us are ready to make jokes concerning people who don’t have strange haircuts.”
Looks like McBride has another “ass-ton of stupid choices” to make. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
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