Danny McBride And John Goodman Are Making An HBO Comedy Series About Televangelists

If you loved Vice Principals and Eastbound and Down, HBO is delivering more good news: The network just ordered a new Danny McBride comedy called The Righteous Gemstones. The comedy about televangelists stars John Goodman alongside Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero.

According to HBO, it’s a “half-hour comedy about a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work — all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” via Deadline:

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.

If it’s anything like McBride’s previous work on HBO, I’m expecting a riotous amount of snake charming and church jokes.

The Gospel according to Danny McBride is a gospel I can firmly get behind.

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