In his biggest comedy series commitment to date, Justified, Sons Of Anarchy and The Shield‘s Walton Goggins has been cast as the co-lead opposite Danny McBride in Vice Principals, HBO’s comedy from Eastbound & Down creators McBride and Jody Hill. Also cast in the 18-episode series is another actor known for drama TV roles, Boardwalk Empire‘s Shea Whigham.
Created by McBride and fellow Eastbound & Down alum David Gordon Green, Vice Principals tells the story of a high school and the people who almost run it: the vice principals: Neal Gamby (McBride) and Lee Russell (Goggins), a conniving politician who enters into an unholy alliance with Gamby.
Whigham plays Ray Liptrapp, the new husband of Gamby’s ex (Busy Phillips), and frequent target of his hostility, despite being a genuine and supportive guy. McBride, Hill, Green and Stephanie Laing executive produce.
Goggins, repped by ICM Partners and manager Darris Hatch, earned an Emmy nomination for his role on Justified. He is in production on Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming The Hateful Eight, reuniting with the director after co-starring in his previous film, Django Unchained.
Whigham has been recurring on new ABC drama Agent Carter.