HBO has renewed ‘The Righteous Gemstones‘ after the success of its first four episodes.
The show is a comedy created by Danny McBride that follows a family of televangelists and the rating and reviews are good enough that HBO has decided to continue its relationship with Mcbride and Rough House Pictures’ Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. It is the third partnership between HBO and Rough House after ‘Eastbound and Down‘ and ‘Vice Principals.‘
The show follows Jesse Gemstone (McBride) the eldest son of a second-generation televangelist family following his father’s footsteps and seeing how the ‘Godly’ business pay dividends in every possible way, but then sees his past sins put in danger the family.
“Danny, Jody and David are among our favorite collaborators, and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice-President of HBO Programming, said in a statement. “We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”
McBride created and stars the show with John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan Williams. Hill and Green are the directors and executive produce the show alongside McBride.
Almost 850k viewers watch the show’s premiere, making it the most-watched HBO comedy debut since ‘Vice Principals’ in 2016, and it’s averaging 572k viewers per initial airing.
The show is part of a robust HBO comedy group including ‘Barry’, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Ballers’, which is about to finish, and recently-renewed ‘Los Espookys’ and ‘A Black Lady Sketch.’