After much anticipation, the first trailer for HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones has officially hit the internet! Starring a stacked cast including John Goodman, Danny McBride, Adam Devine, Dermot Mulroney, and Cassidy Freeman, The Righteous Gemstones follows a world-famous televangelist family and the politics that come with it. Check out the full trailer below and keep reading for more details about the series.
The Righteous Gemsontes will focus on Jesse Gemstone (McBride), “the eldest son and heir to the throne of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” He’s joined by his younger brother Kevin Gemstone (Devine) and Gemstone Patriarch Eli (Goodman) who is “known for his aggressive salvation techniques, his worldwide ministries, and his award-winning weekly television program.” Together, they make quite the questionable trio whose tactics are less than holy.
The series was created by McBride who also wrote and directed the pilot episode. HBO’s support of the religiously geared satire comes as no surprise as McBride created and starred on Vice Principals for two seasons alongside Walton Goggins as well as Eastbound & Down, which ran on HBO for four seasons. Gemstones will team McBride back up with his Eastbound & Down/Vice Principals team of Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.
The Righteous Gemstones hits HBO this August!