The Righteous Gemstones

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HBO has given a series order to the Danny McBride comedy “The Righteous Gemstones,” about a family of televangelists.

The series hails from McBride and his frequent collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. McBride wrote the script and serves as executive producer, director and co-star with John Goodman. Hill and Green both executive produce and direct.

The series is described as revolving around a family “with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,” per HBO. There’s no word yet on the number of episodes ordered or a target premiere date.

Goodman plays patriarch Eli Gemstone, a TV preacher known for his “aggressive salvation techniques.” McBride plays his eldest son, Jesse Gemstone, and heir to the throne.

Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and GregAlan Williams also star.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/the-ri ... 202965400/
Already renewed for a season 2 as well

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Has anyone been keeping up with this? McBride has been ridiculous for HBO over the years with Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals.

Latest episode (S1E7) was damn near flawless too

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Caught up with the last couple of episodes. This show is pretty damn funny, depending how you feel about Danny McBride's type of humor. Walton Goggins is freaking great as Uncle Baby Billy! HBO's been killin' it lately with this and Succession back-to-back.

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For a second this sounded like a Steven Universe spin-off lol.

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This is probably the funniest season finale I've ever seen. Might also be the best season from McBride/HBO too

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