HBO has handed out an official full series order for “The Righteous Gemstones,” the upcoming comedy series from “Vice Principals” and “Eastbound and Down” trio Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. No episode count has been announced.
The series scored a pilot order back in June for the series which stars John Goodman as Eli Gemstone, a stern, world-famous televangelist known for his weekly television show, global ministries and aggressive salvation techniques.
McBride will play his eldest son Jesse, a man looking to branch out on his own by adapting his father’s teachings for a modern audience. Goodman will reportedly wait until production is finished on “The Conners” before getting to work on this.
The announcement comes as McBride and Green’s revival of the “Halloween” franchise opens later this month.
Source: The Wrap