Steve Little has joined the upcoming HBO comedy series East Bound and Down. According to Variety, he will play a small town middle school teacher on the show.

This original half-hour series will be a one-camera sitcom centered on a has-been baseball pitcher that returns to his hometown to make amends with those he hurt in the past. Danny McBride will be playing the lead character in the show, which is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

East Bound and Down will debut this spring.