Right now you may be enjoying the mid-point of Season Two of THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES but the Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, and the rest of their production team, are looking ahead to the next Gemstone sojourn. Official word has dropped that the show has received holy blessing from the powers above to continue their mission for a third season.
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming simply states: “After a season of literal fire and brimstone, blood, sand, and rollerblading, who wouldn’t come back for more? The Gemstone family makes us laugh like nobody else.” Have you been caught up in their religious fervor?
The nine-episode second season of THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, starring Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, kicked off on January 09 with episodes airing weekly on HBO and HBO Max. HBOWatch is reviewing each episode as they come. IndieWire hails season two as “a pulpit for comedy” that “keeps elevating the laughs to heavenly heights” and Vulture praises season two for being a “poignant exploration of generational change and individual purpose“ and “a showcase for McBride as a writer and director.” “[McBride] has never been funnier” states Esquire, with Slate hailing the series as “the funniest one currently on the air.” Collider declared the series as “one of the greatest ensembles in comedic television.”
The season two finale airs on February 27. Created, written and executive produced by Danny McBride (HBO’s VICE PRINCIPALS and EASTBOUND AND DOWN), and marking his third HBO comedy series from Rough House Pictures, THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. Season two finds our blessed Gemstone family threatened by outsiders from both the past and present who wish to destroy their empire. But we knew all that. What we don’t know, of course, is what mess they will get into doing God’s work in a new season ahead in 2023. Enjoy the rest of Season Two knowing that further exploits are on the way, certainly with Danny McBride, Adam Devine, Edi Patterson and John Goodman all keeping up with the Bible-thumpin’. Hallelujah! We’ll keep you posted.