HBO has renewed its comedy series The Righteous Gemstones for a second season, the network said Tuesday.
The series, which debuted its second season on the premium service Jan. 9, follows the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, said the network. The series stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine.
“After a season of literal fire and brimstone, blood, sand, and rollerblading, who wouldn't come back for more?,” said Amy Gravitt, HBO Programming executive vice president in a statement. “The Gemstone family makes us laugh like nobody else.”
The Righteous Gemstones is executive produced by McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley and Brandon James.■
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