The long way for the Vice Principals season 2 premiere date is finally over, thanks to the fine folks over at HBO. Today, the network confirmed that on Sunday, September 17 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, you will have a chance to see the series starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins back on the air. There will be another nine episodes coming up this fall, with the final one serving as the show’s series finale.
For those wondering, HBO did not just suddenly cancel the series — the plan was always for Vice Principals to run for just 18 episodes spread over two seasons. Consider this a page from the McBride playbook of liking his work to have a beginning, middle, and end.
If you recall, the end of the first season was pure chaos — Gamby (McBride) and Russell (Goggins) had finally achieved what they had always wanted in becoming co-principals at North Jackson High, the role that each one of them has dreamed of for some time. However, what they went through to get it is far beyond the pale — they ruined the life of Belinda Brown, a woman who was just trying to find the best home and future for her family. Gamby also was starting to get some stability in his personal life, but his thirst for vengeance and power washed much of that away.
Here is what HBO has to say for now about the story of the second season:
“The tumultuous school year at North Jackson High continues and a new semester brings lots of changes. Gamby and Russell are about to learn that the only thing harder than gaining power is holding on to it, as the darkest comedy on television returns to finish what was started.”
About the first teaser
If you head over to the link here, you can see a video from HBO teasing up what Gamby is going to be doing in the wake of the cliffhanger — which, if you recall, nearly cost him his life as someone attacked him outside of the school. Here, he is sporting a Native American headdress and is looking for whoever attempted to kill him. Also, a tiger is involved.
Is this promo offensive? Absolutely, given that it’s the same sort of thing we’ve become upset about over the time with a certain Washington football franchise. The only thing that we can say as a specific response to this is that this promo is probably meant to be offensive, given that it’s a projection of Gamby’s character and he is probably the sort of person who thinks that white people dressing us as Native Americans is okay. We do certainly see it drawing some controversy from people who see it out of context without knowing the show or the character.
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Meanwhile, head over here if you are interested in getting some other news when it comes to the series, including reviews for season 1 episodes. (Photo: HBO.)