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A viral trailer that purports to announce the return of beloved HBO comedy Eastbound & Down is fake, Consequence can confirm.
Danny McBride’s cult classic about a former baseball player ran for four seasons between 2009 and 2013, before McBride moved on to other projects, including Vice Principles and The Righteous Gemstones. But demand for more Eastbound & Down remains high, as evidenced by the hoax Season 5 announcement, which amassed tens of thousands of likes, retweets, and comments in a matter of hours.
An unverified account with the handle @KennyPowers — the same name as McBride’s character — shared the fake trailer in a tweet on September 6th. “THE PITCH IS BACK,” it read, promising, “One more inning” in “2024.” But no such project is in the works, and instead McBride and his team are still in production on Season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones, which was announced earlier this year.
The creator of the @KennyPowers handle was not reachable, but the account had been devoted to posting Eastbound & Down quotes until 2017, when it went dormant. Unfortunately, this comeback is quite a bit less fun than Powers’ own journey in Eastbound & Bound, but you can still indulge your nostalgia by checking out the fake trailer below.
— Eastbound & Down (@KennyPowers) September 6, 2022