HBO’s new comedy drama Vice Principals wont be long for this world.
Speaking to Variety, star Danny McBride and EP David Gordon Green revealed that the show will only last two seasons (18 episodes), ruling out the possibility of a third season on its own terms:
The whole series is only 18 episodes and that’s it. We just wanted to make a really long movie. It’s one school year and a complete story,” McBride said at the show’s premiere. “This was an old screenplay that Jody [Hill] and I wrote back in 2006. But we needed it to be longer so we added and reworked it and broke it up into 18 segments.”
“HBO trusted us to make those episodes without anyone watching them, so they really, really trust us,” McBride said.
When asked if they would be interested in making more episodes if the first two seasons go well, executive producer and director Hill had a very simple answer.
“No,” he said. “We already shot the 18 episodes and that’s it.”
Vice Principals Season 1 premieres July 17, 2016 on HBO, with a date for the second and final season to be announced in due course.