Robert Kirkman's 'Outcast,' Danny McBride's 'Vice Principals' to Premiere at SXSW Festival

HBO also will hold a panel for 'Silicon Valley' tied to the show's upcoming third-season premiere.
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HBO and Cinemax are heading to SXSW.

HBO will unveil Danny McBride's new comedy Vice Principals, while its sister network, Cinemax, will premiere the new Robert Kirkman drama Outcast at the annual festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Vice Principals, a dark comedy set at a high school, will screen Friday, March 11, at the Alamo Ritz Theater 1 in Austin, Texas, at 8:45 p.m., followed by a Q&A with castmembers McBride, Walton Goggins and Kimberly Hebert Gregory and executive producers Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. The series, which has already been picked up for a second season, does not yet have a premiere date.

The following day, Silicon Valley castmembers Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Zach Woods will be joined by executive producers MIke Judge and Alec Berg for a discussion about the comedy's upcoming third season, which debuts in April. The session will take place in Room 18ABCD at the Austin Convention Center at 5 p.m.

Monday, March 14, will bring the first look at Outcast, the new drama from The Walking Dead mastermind Kirkman, which centers on a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all of his life. A screening and Q&A, set for 1:15 p.m. at Austin's Vimeo Theater and to be moderated by Silicon Valley star Nanjian, will bring together Kirkman, showrunner and executive producer Chris Black, castmember Patrick Fugit and pilot director Adam Wingard. The show is slated to debut this summer on Cinemax.

TV premieres have begun to play a bigger role at the annual festival, which premiered newly minted Golden Globe drama series winner Mr. Robot last year. The USA Network hacker drama went onto win the episodic audience award at the fest.

The 23rd edition of SXSW is set to run March 11-19. You can see the full lineup of SXSW panels, screenings and events here.

 

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