Relief Pitcher Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny came home to Shelby County, NC and picked up a job as a substitute gym teacher (mostly so his brother Dustin would stop threatening to kick him out). He's spent every moment since then cashing in the last of his dying fame while plotting his inevitable comeback... one beer at a time.
'Eastbound & Down' is the latest project to come out of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's comedic goldmine Gary Sanchez Productions, which also launched FunnyOrDie.com. Starring Danny McBride ('Pineapple Express'), Katy Mixon ('Four Christmases'), John Hawkes ('Deadwood') and a host of other talented comedians, 'Eastbound & Down' was created by McBride along with two friends from film school: Jody Hill and Ben Best. The hilarious new series was shot on location in North Carolina and also includes a few guest appearances by Ferrell as a local car dealer with marvelous hair.
Life has thrown a lot of curve balls to washed-up former major-league pitching ace Kenny Powers. After a disgraceful return to his hometown, a failed attempt at coaching, a soul-searching season in Mexico, a successful return to the minor leagues and a not-so-successful attempt at single fatherhood, Kenny finally hung up his cap to become a full-time family man. But can he ever truly say goodbye to the fame and fortune afforded by his baseball career? Find out when Eastbound & Down: The Complete Fourth Season debuts on Blu-ray with Digital Copy ($39.98) and DVD ($29.98) on May 13, 2014.
The final season of the hit HBO comedy series finds Kenny (Danny McBride) struggling with his identity after fleeing his successful comeback to the minors by faking his own death and returning home to the love of his life, April, and their son Toby. Years later, Kenny is settled quietly into family life in North Carolina, working as an assistant manager at a car rental outlet, trying to piece together a screenplay about his life story and numbing the yearning to return to the vices of his glory days with boring couples' nights and bland dinner parties. But when a former teammate turns up with an opportunity for Kenny to get back in the game as a celebrity commentator - and to live the rich, famous lifestyle he deserves - Kenny begins to wonder whether the time is right for a comeback of a different sort.Read More
After fleeing his North Carolina hometown, washed-up major-league pitcher Kenny Powers spent a soul-searching season in Mexico as "La Flama Blanca" - and ended up returning to the States a changed man. Or is he? Find out when Eastbound & Down: The Complete Third Season debuts on Blu-ray Disc ($39.98), DVD ($29.98) and Digital Download with over an hour of uproarious bonus features on December 4, 2012.
Powers, whose boorish behavior and fading fastball led to a spectacular career flame-out now finds himself back on the mound in the USA. Picking up a year after season two, the third season finds Kenny in action on the "Redneck Riviera" (aka Myrtle Beach, SC), somehow resurrecting his baseball career by becoming the closer for the minor-league Myrtle Beach Mermen. Even as he tries to pass himself off as the "King of Myrtle Beach," Kenny struggles to come to terms with growing older and accepting the responsibilities of being a new father.Read More
HBO has provided us with a new promo and poster for Eastbound & Down, which returns with Season 3 on Sunday, February 19 at 10 PM ET. Click on the video player below to watch Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) try to "motivate" some young children. You can also take a look at the poster below the video player.
Eastbound & Down, which stars Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, returns to HBO with Season 3 Sunday, February 19 at 10 PM ET.Read More
The debut date for the new seasons of the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down and Life's Too Short has been confirmed. Eastbound & Down kicks off its eight-episode third season Sunday, February 19 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), immediately followed by the debut of the seven-episode season of the new show Life's Too Short (10:30-11:00 p.m.).
Starring Danny McBride and executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Jody Hill and Danny McBride, Eastbound & Down tells the story of Kenny Powers, a star pitcher whose self-destructive behavior knocks him out of major league baseball, leaving him broke, delusional and desperate to regain his former glory.Read More
Horrible Bosses' star Jason Sudeikis has been set for a recurring role on the upcoming third season of HBO's comedy Eastbound & Down.
Jason Sudeikis will play Shane, a new friend of the politically incorrect ex-Major League pitcher Kenny Powers, played by Danny McBride.Read More
Eastbound & Down: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 2nd. The two-disc DVD set will be priced at $29.98 SRP, while the two-disc Blu-ray set will cost $39.98 SRP. You can take a look at the cover art and special features details below.
HBO premieres the second season of its outrageous, irreverent half-hour, hit comedy series about an arrogant, burned-out, former major-league pitcher named Kenny Powers (Danny McBride), In Season 2, Kenny will take up residence in a small Mexican town; there, joined by his lackey Stevie Janowski and a new love interest, Vida, he'll fashion a comeback scenario that involves a local baseball team, the Charros, and its filthy-rich owner, Sebastian Cisneros.Read More