Walton Goggins is currently in the midst of a scene-stealing turn on HBO’s “Vice Principals,” and it seems that he’s already lining up his next comedy project to go along with it.
According to a new report from Deadline, the actor (also known for “Justified”) has been cast in a potential Showtime project entitled “Keeping It Real,” which is coming from three Oscar-winning writers in Charles Randolph, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash. This project is going to feature Goggins as a “narcissistic” actor, someone who means well but routinely finds himself in tricky positions. He takes his mission to do good to remote parts of the world, and only ends up making things worse. Think of him as the typical philanthropic movie star, but someone who can’t get anything right.
While there is no guarantee as of yet that this project will be made into a series, we’re not sure how you would ever want to pass on this! All of the writers are brilliant, and we wouldn’t mind seeing Faxon and Rash on the show itself after their time on both “Ben and Kate” and “Community.” This is also turning out to be a great time for premium-cable comedy, given how good “Vice Principals” turned out to be the success of “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” on HBO earlier this year. Plus, “Blunt Talk” over on Starz is brilliant in its own way.
Once there are some more details to hand out on this show, rest assured we’ll have them for you here.
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