Walton Goggins on Why HBO’s ‘Vice Principals’ Is a Drama

     August 30, 2016


Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill (who also created Eastbound & Down), the HBO dark comedy series Vice Principals follows Neal Gamby (McBride) and Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), ambitious vice principals who both have their sights set on the principal position at a suburban high school. When Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) stepped in, the two men put their mutual disdain aside to form an unholy alliance to bring down the outsider by any means necessary, no matter how outrageous. Told over the course of a single school year, the first season takes place during the fall while the second season of an already shot additional nine episodes will cover the spring term.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, the phenomenally talented Walton Goggins chatted about how he got involved with Vice Principals, why he wanted to work with Danny McBride, playing a character so concerned with his wardrobe, that viewers will fall in and out of love with these two men, finding a balance between dark and funny, and what made him lose his shit during a take. He also talked about the History Channel mini-series Six, about Navy SEAL Team Six, and his role in the feature film The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, about a doctor and three schizophrenia patients that think they are all Christ.