Danny McBride Returns With New Family Comedy
Co-starring John Goodman, The Righteous Gemstones follows a televangelist family.
Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals) is returning to HBO with his latest project, The Righteous Gemstones. The new comedy centers around a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work ? all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. McBride will star as main character Jesse Gemstone, who sees himself as a maverick in the ministry game, taking what his father, Eli Gemstone, has built and expanded it for a more modern audience. In addition to playing Jesse, McBride will also serve as a writer, director and executive producer on the series.
Joining McBride in the cast is John Goodman (also seen on HBO in David Simon?s Treme) as Gemstone?s father Eli; Vice Principals? alum Edi Patterson as Jesse?s sister Judy; Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) as Jesse?s wife Amber, a former journalist now devoted to the church; Tony Cavalero (School of Rock) as ex-Satanist Keefe Chambers, saved by Jesse?s younger brother Kelvin (Adam Devine from Pitch Perfect); Tim Baltz (Drunk History) as Judy?s fiance, BJ; and GregAlan Williams as Martin Imari, a conservative Kenyan, and Eli?s right-hand man.
The series will be executive produced by frequent McBride collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.