HBO’s new comedy “The Righteous Gemstones” is coming back for a second season. Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming, confirmed the season two renewal on Monday morning.
“Danny, Jody and David are among our favorite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” says Gravitt. “We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”
If you’re new to the show, “The Righteous Gemstones” stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine. Season 1 began on August 18th, and the first season has nine episodes available to stream. The story focuses on a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work. McBride created the show, and he serves as an executive producer, director and writer. McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three siblings, all of whom hope to follow in their father’s footsteps. The series also features Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, and Greg Alan. Jody Hill and David Gordon Green also serve as executive producers and directors on the show.
This is McBride’s third HBO series through Rough House Pictures, the earlier shows were “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.” McBride wrote and directed the pilot, with Green and Hill splitting directing duties on the other eight episodes.
Later this month, Adam Devine’s comedy “Jexi” opens in theaters. Devine stars in the movie with Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Peña, and Rose Byrne. In that movie, Phil (Devine) has a major dependency issue and is addicted to his phone. He has no friends and a job writing pop culture “Top 10” lists. Things start to change when he is forced to upgrade his phone, and the latest model comes with an unexpected feature called Jexi (Rose Byrne) – an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life, but as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi’s artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself.
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