Eastbound and Down is a 30 minute comedy series on HBO about a man with a nasty personality who thought he was too good for his hometown and left to become a professional baseball player. His ego was checked a bit when his ball-playing abilities didn't live up to his promise and he was forced to return to his hometown as a lowly gym teacher at the local high school.
Eastbound and Down Cast
Danny McBride .... Kenny Powers (2009-)
Steve Little .... Stevie Janowski (2009-)
Elizabeth De Razzo .... Maria (2010-)
Katy Mixon .... April Buchanon (2009-)
Jennifer Irwin .... Cassie Powers (2009-)
John Hawkes .... Dustin Powers (2009-)
Ethan Alexander McGee .... Dustin Jr. (2009-)
Bo Mitchell .... Wayne (2009-)
Andrew Daly .... Terrence Cutler (2009-)
Ben Best .... Clegg (2009-2010)
Austin McLamb .... Toby (2012)
Currin McLamb .... Toby (2012)
Lee McLamb .... Toby (2012)
Eastbound and Down Trivia
Don Johnson is actually only ten years older than John Hawkes who plays his son on Eastbound and Down.
Kenny Powers hometown is Shelby, North Carolina which is a real city. The series is actually filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina which doesn't resemble the real-life Shelby all that much either culturally or geographically.
The series is named after the Jerry Reed tune titled, "East Bound and Down". That was the title song for the 1977 film, "Smokey and the Bandit" starring Burt Reynolds. It was originally feared that the title might have to be changed if the owners of the song's copyright sued but that didn't happen. It's very possible that the popularity of Eastbound and Down might actually help generate new revenues for the song.
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