HBO’s renewed the comedy series The Righteous Gemstones for a second season just four episodes into the first season. The adult comedy began its nine-episode first season run on August 18, 2019, with new episodes arriving on Sundays at 10pm ET/PT.
“Danny, Jody and David are among our favorite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. “We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”
The cast of season one is led by Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, and Adam Devine. Danny McBride created the comedy series and serves as writer. McBride also executive produces and directs along with Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. David Brightbill produces, and John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley, and Brandon James executive produce.
Frequent collaborators McBride, Hill, and Green previously created the popular half-hour comedies Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals for HBO.
The Righteous Gemstones Plot Details, Courtesy of HBO:
Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch. McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, who looks to lead in his father’s footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry. Goodman, Patterson, Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams also star.