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The Righteous Gemstones renewed for second season at HBO

The Righteous Gemstones

Story by Jack Foley

THE Righteous Gemstones has been renewed for a second season at HBO.

The Danny McBride-created comedy follows a family of televangelists and has proved to be both a critical darling and an audience favourite. The renewal comes four episodes into the show’s first season.

In announcing the renewal, Amy Gravitt, executive vp, HBO Programming, said: “Danny, Jody [Hill] and David [Gordon Green] are among our favourite collaborators, and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm. We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”

McBride created the series and stars with John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams.

The series is the third HBO series from the Rough House team, following Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals.