From the creators of Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals, comes a new comedy of biblical proportions. Literally. The Righteous Gemstones is so funny, it's almost ungodly.
Televangelists are often far from saintly, but the Gemstones take their hypocrisy to a whole new level. The patriarch, Eli, founded the megachurch that made family famously wealthy is in mourning after the sudden loss of his wife. His eldest, Jesse has his eyes on the Gemstone throne, but unfortunately, there are far too many sins in his past to secure his coronation. The middle sister, Judy, secretly wants out of the family, to live a plain American life with her fiance BJ. Kelvin, the baby of the family, is all glitz, no glamour, and a constant thorn in his older brother's side.
While the Gemstone's divided house risks collapse from the inside, the family must also tackle threats to their unstable religious empire. Will the family's faith be as strong as a mustard seed, or will their lives turn to pillars of salt before their eyes? Who knows. But the ride will be equal parts hilarious and sacrilegious.
Here's everything you need to know to stream The Righteous Gemstones.
What is The Righteous Gemstones?
- Launched: August 2019
- Channel: HBO
- Genre: Comedy
- Starring: Danny McBride as Jesse Gemstone, John Goodman as Eli Gemstone, Edi Patterson as Judy Gemstone, Adam DeVine as Kelvin Gemstone, Cassidy Freeman as Amber Gemstone, Tony Cavalero as Keefe Chambers
- Tim Baltz as BJ
- Seasons: 1
- Status: Renewed for season 2
The Righteous Gemstones Reviews
What the critics are saying:
- "The lack of searing commentary is a bit of a letdown looking back over the first six episodes, but there’s still potential. Putting characters first is rarely a bad idea with ongoing TV series, and McBride ensures viewers will want to keep coming back just to see more of what this cast can do." -Ben Travers, IndieWire
- "Where the series ultimately thrives, though, is in its characterizations, which transform in unexpected ways over the course of the first six episodes (which were all that was provided for press)." -Nick Schager, Daily Beast
How to stream The Righteous Gemstones
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The Righteous Gemstones on Amazon Prime on HBO
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The Righteous Gemstones on HBO Max
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