The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
The new comedy centres around a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work — all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. McBride will star as main character Jesse Gemstone, who sees himself as a maverick in the ministry game, taking what his father, Eli Gemstone, has built and expanded it for a more modern audience. In addition to playing Jesse, McBride will also serve as a writer, director and executive producer on the series.
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of programming at HBO, released a statement saying:
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. We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!
The series is written and directed by Danny McBride, who also executive produces with his Right House Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.
The Righteous Gemstones stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, GregAlan Williams and Walton Goggins.