HBO brings Danny McBride back on board for a brand new project, and he's not the only comedy veteran to sign up. The Vice Principal actor will work with John Goodman for a pilot who will introduce them to the world of televangelism. Really. Here's what you need to know about the future new show.
The project is called The Righteous Gemstones that's strange enough that it has to be fabulous. When they are ordered to the show, the show will tell the story of a televangelist family that is famous all over the world, but it is not a family that leads a healthy life. Although the family has a charitable history in the name of Jesus Chris, there is also a history of greed and deviance that will undoubtedly make a lot of laughter in the face of the people who bring the story to life.
Danny McBride creates the project and will write the script, align the pilot and star, according to THR. If you look at his comedic background, you can safely say that he will do something funny with the Righteous Gemstones pilot. He will play a guy named Jesse Gemstone, which means that the "gems" of the title are not jewels or minerals. Jesse is the eldest son of the Gemstone family and the one who takes the lead after his father … when he can escape his father's shadow.
Although Jesse lives under his dreadful father, he wants to forge his own way. This requires loyalty from the people around him. He prefers to be surrounded by followers and does not take any of them. A man in touch with modern people in the church, he adapts his father's messages to a larger audience.
It will obviously take an experienced actor to work with Danny McBride in the Gemstone family; Fortunately, John Goodman should more than fulfill the task. Goodman will appear as Eli Gemstone, aka the head of the family and television leader. Almost always unwilling to compromise, he is a force to be reckoned with in the televangelist game. Thanks to his weekly TV show, he has a good reputation around the world, and he does not hold anything back when he alleges salvation. He loses some of his touch over time The Righteous Gemstones picks up, but he still has to be obeyed by no one without argument.
Provided that John Goodman is currently attached to The Conners on ABC, it should be interesting to see how he balanced work on the two shows when The Righteous Gemstones a Order achieved. The HBO show would probably run for fewer episodes per season than most network shows, and The Conners will be an ensemble series that could include the cast of Roseanne alongside Roseanne Barr herself be as easy as planning your time to work on both regularly. Maybe The Righteous Gemstones he finally got this Emmy!
We have to wait. The Righteous Gems were just ordered to pilot, so there is no statement at this point on whether or not to make it a show. In other words, Danny McBride is a proven force to rely on HBO, and I would be surprised if the premium cable network did not give him a chance for a full season. If you're waiting for news from The Righteous Gemstones be sure to check out our Summer TV Calendar.