Meet the Gemstones. “Stop the hate and start celebrating what the Lord has given us,” urges John Goodman’s Eli Gemstone character at the beginning of the first trailer for HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones.
The Danny McBride-created comedy centers around the world-famous televangelist Gemstone family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work — all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, Eli’s eldest son and heir to the throne who walks in his father’s shadow while simultaneously blazing his own path. He also fancies himself a maverick in the ministry game, taking what Eli has built and expanding it for a more modern audience.
Edi Patterson is set as Judy Gemstone, the daughter of Eli and Amy Leigh; Adam Devine plays Kelvin Gemstone, Eli and Amy’s youngest who’s the edgy one; Cassidy Freeman is Amber Gemstone, wife of Jesse Gemstone; Tony Cavalero is Keefe Chambers, an ex-Satanist saved by Kelvin. Tim Baltz is Judy’s fiancé BJ, and GregAlan Williams plays Martin Imari, a conservative Kenyan and Eli’s right hand.
Walton Goggins is set to recur in Season 1, which also will feature Marla Maples in a guest role.
McBride also is the writer, producer and director/executive producer with his Rough House Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.
The Righteous Gemstones premieres in August on HBO.
Check out the trailer above.
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