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Eastbound & Down: Season 1 - Preview

Eastbound & Down

Preview by Jack Foley

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Making of Eastbound & Down; Audio Commentaries; Deleted Scenes; Bloopers; Kenny Powers: Greatest Hits; Will Ferrell fake car commercials.

OUTRAGEOUS comedy character Kenny Powers is brought to life in HBO Home Entertainment’s hilarious new series Eastbound & Down: The Complete First Season, released on DVD on March 15, 2010 following its successful broadcast on FX.

Smashing through the comedy league, HBO has done it again with this sensational new hit show from the production company of Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers).

The series has met with widespread respect from critics with The Times saying ‘the script is beyond black’ and ‘slickly scabrous’ and The Guardian hailing it “the funniest sitcom there’s been in years”.

A spectacular all-star cast including Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express), Andrew Daly (What Happens in Vegas), John Hawkes (Deadwood, 24), Katy Mixon (State of Play) and Ben Best (Land of the Lost), make Eastbound & Down a winner and an absolute must-own DVD.

The season kicks off with an introduction to Kenny Powers (McBride), the guy who had it all at just 19, the best pitcher in Major League Baseball, fans screaming his name and sponsorship deals to make David Beckham turn green with envy.

But two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny goes home to Shelby County, NC and lands a job as a substitute gym teacher, where his high school sweetheart April Buchanon (Katy Mixon), provides a welcome distraction to his eclipsed star status.

Whilst crashing at his brother’s place, Kenny spends every waking moment since his fall cashing in the last of his dying fame plotting his inevitable comeback… one beer at a time.

Follow the hilarious trials of the mullet topped Powers, as he attempts to climb back up to the top of the league tables with the aid of his own hilarious self-help tapes.

Eastbound & Down was shot entirely on location in North Carolina and also includes guest appearances by Will Ferrell as a local car dealer with marvellous hair!

Packed with exclusive bonus material, the DVD includes unseen footage, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, the making of documentary and much more.