One of my favorite new shows to come out of HBO's non-TV factory is definitely Eastbound & Down starring Danny McBride. Many elements of the show were interesting, new takes for a television comedy. And so it comes as no surprise that its second season storyline is very surprising…
In Season 2, hiding from his problems, Kenny finds himself in Mexico where he joins a local baseball team. Crash co-star Michael Pena will play Kenny’s friend and owner of the baseball team he joins. Ana De la Reguera will play Kenny’s love interest in Mexico. Because of the new setting, most of the cast members from Season 1 of the show will have little or no presence next season with the exception of Steve Little whose character Stevie Janowski will track Danny down in Mexico.
There will only be one-recurring character? I loved the supporting cast of Eastbound, and am sad that I'll have to go elsewhere for my Andy Daly-fix, but what a cool idea!
But that's not the only surprise. Don't read the next paragraph if you are worried about spoilers (which would be weird because we're not talking about Lost, Fringe or The X-Files here. Well, no one is talking about The X-Files much anymore anyway)…
Casting is underway for the role of Kenny's father.
Uh-oh! What is going to happen?! Will Kenny shoot his dad in the face? I don't know! Literally anything could happen!
So, just to recap, Eastbound & Down should be renamed Westbound and Down because Mexico, no more Andy Daly makes me sad, Kenny Powers will shoot his dad in the face, and no one cares about The X-Files.