HBO has released the official trailer, key art and new photos for The Righteous Gemstones, the new comedy series premiering on August 18. You can view the Righteous Gemstones trailer below and you’ll find the key art and photos in the gallery underneath.
Righteous Gemstones, starring Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, kicks off its nine-episode season with an hour-long episode on Sunday, August 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by half-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays. Telling the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, the series was created by McBride (HBO’s Vice Principals and Eastbound & Down), who is an executive producer, director and writer. McBride collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green also serve as executive producers and directors.
Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, who looks to lead in his father’s footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry.
Playing Jesse’s siblings are Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect) as pseudo-hipster Kelvin, the youngest of the trio and a thorn in Jesse’s side, and Edi Patterson (HBO’s Vice Principals) as Judy, who is secretly living with her fiancé and dreams of escaping the Gemstone compound. John Goodman (HBO’s Treme, The Connors) is Eli Gemstone, the family’s patriarch, who finds himself at a crisis point as he mourns the loss of his wife, Aimee-Leigh (Jennifer Nettles), and questions the Gemstones’ mission.
The series also stars Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) as Baby Billy, a former child star who clogged and sang for Jesus. As an aging man, he has fallen on hard times and comes to the Gemstones for salvation; Cassidy Freeman (Longmire) as Jesse’s wife, Amber, a former journalist now devoted to the church; Tony Cavalero (School of Rock) as ex-Satanist Keefe Chambers; Tim Baltz (Drunk History) as Judy’s finance, BJ; and Greg Alan Williams (Greenleaf) as Martin Imari, Eli’s right-hand man.
Righteous Gemstones marks the third HBO series for the Rough House Pictures team of McBride, Hill and Green, following Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. McBride wrote and directed the pilot, with Green and Hill splitting directing duties on the other eight episodes.
Righteous Gemstones is created and written by Danny McBride; directed and executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green; executive produced by John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley and Brandon James; produced by David Brightbill; co-produced by Justin Bourret and Melissa DeMino; consulting produced by Grant DeKernion, Jared Hess, Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas and Edi Patterson.