Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Comedy 'The Righteous Gemstones' Starring Danny McBride and John Goodman Ordered to Series at HBO

HBO has picked up the original comedy The Righteous Gemstones created by and starring Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals) to series, it was announced today.

The comedy tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus.

In addition to McBride, the comedy stars John Goodman, Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and GregAlan Williams.

Goodman's casting won't interfere with his series regular role on ABC's upcoming comedy The Conners. He is expected to be able to continue starring in both comedies.

McBride will executive produce with his Rough House Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. All three will also direct episodes.