HBO is going to church. Deadline reports the network has ordered a new TV show from Danny McBride titled The Righteous Gemstones.
The comedy centers on “a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work — all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” The cast includes McBride, John Goodman, Adam Devine, and Edi Patterson.
HBO has not yet announced a premiere date for The Righteous Gemstones, but Deadline says the plan is to film the series after The Conners wraps production.
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McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, Eli’s eldest son and heir to the throne who walks in his father’s shadow while simultaneously blazing his own path. He also fancies himself a maverick in the ministry game, taking what Eli has built and expanding it for a more modern audience.
Edi Patterson is set as Judy Gemstone, the daughter of Eli and Amy Leigh; Adam Devine plays Kelvin Gemstone, Eli and Amy’s youngest who’s the edgy one; Cassidy Freeman is Amber Gemstone, wife of Jesse Gemstone; Tony Cavalero is Keefe Chambers, an ex-Satanist saved by Kelvin. Tim Baltz is Judy’s fiancé BJ, and GregAlan Williams plays Martin Imari, a conservative Kenyan and Eli’s right hand.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Danny McBride’s work? Will you check out The Righteous Gemstones?