The Righteous Gemstones

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The Righteous Gemstones
Created byDanny McBride
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Original networkHBO
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The Righteous Gemstones is an upcoming American comedy television series, created by Danny McBride, that is set to premiere in August 2019 on HBO.[1] The series follows a famous yet dysfunctional family of televangelists and stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, and Tim Baltz.


The Righteous Gemstones follows "the world famous Gemstone televangelist family, which has a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."[2]

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On June 28, 2018, it was announced that HBO had given the production a pilot order. The episode was written and set to be directed by Danny McBride who is also expected to executive produce alongside Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.[2][3] On October 2, 2018, it was reported that HBO had given the production a series order.[4]

On May 2, 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere on August 2019.[1]


Alongside the pilot order announcement, it was confirmed that Danny McBride and John Goodman would star in the pilot.[2] In July 2018, it was announced that Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, and Tim Baltz had also joined the pilot's main cast.[5][6][7]


Principal photography for the pilot was reportedly set to last from mid-July through the first week of August 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina at Citadel Mall.[8]


On December 24, 2018, a "first look" still image from the series was released featuring Danny McBride, John Goodman, and Adam DeVine as Jesse Gemstone, Eli Gemstone, and Kelvin Gemstone, respectively.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Danny McBride's Righteous Gemstones Trailer: John Goodman Runs a Hellish Family Business in HBO Satire". TVLine. May 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Otterson, Joe (June 28, 2018). "HBO Orders Televangelist Comedy Pilot Starring Danny McBride, John Goodman". Variety. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Patten, Dominic (June 28, 2018). "John Goodman & Danny McBride Return To HBO For 'Righteous Gemstones' Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Hipes, Patrick (October 2, 2018). "HBO Orders Comedy 'The Righteous Gemstones' To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  5. ^ Ausiello, Michael (July 2, 2018). "Vice Principals Reunion: Edi Patterson to Co-Star in Danny McBride's New HBO Comedy The Righteous Gemstones". TVLine. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Kroll, Joe Otterson,Justin (July 9, 2018). "Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride's HBO Televangelist Comedy Pilot (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (July 13, 2018). "'The Righteous Gemstones': Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero & Tim Baltz Join HBO Comedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Oyer, Kalyn (July 5, 2018). "HBO comedy show with Danny McBride and John Goodman filming in Charleston". The Post and Courier. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Ausiello, Michael (December 24, 2018). "Righteous Gemstones: Danny McBride, John Goodman and Adam Devine Are Ready to Raise Hell — 2019 FIRST LOOK". TVLine. Retrieved December 24, 2018.

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