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'Justified's' Walton Goggins to Star in HBO's 'Vice Principals'

'Boardwalk Empire' alum Shea Whigham will also return to the network with a supporting role in the Danny McBride comedy.


HBO has found Danny McBride's other vice principal.

Justified star Walton Goggins has nabbed the co-lead in HBO's straight-to-series comedy Vice Principals, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Boardwalk Empire alum Shea Whigham — currently co-starring on ABC's Agent Carter — will return to HBO with a supporting role in the comedy.

Created by Eastbound & Down duo McBride and Jody Hill, Vice Principals tells the story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride stars as Neal Gamby, the divorced vice principal in charge of discipline at the school.

Goggins, who is currently wrapping the final season of FX critical darling Justified, will co-star as Lee Russell, the vice principal of curriculum at Lincoln High, who is a conniving politician that enters into an unholy alliance with Gamby.

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