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The Righteous Gemstones - Danny McBride, John Goodman to Star in HBO Televangelist Comedy

Postby Blue Jackets » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:26 am

McBride created, wrote and will direct the pilot 'The Righteous Gemstones,' marking his latest collaboration for the premium cable network.

McBride created the project and will pen the script, executive produce, direct and star in the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

John Goodman (Roseanne) will star as Eli Gemstone, the patriarch of the Gemstone family. The character is described as unbending and a force in the ministry game. He is known the world over for his aggressive salvation techniques, his global ministries and his award-winning weekly television program. His light is fading, but he takes no guff. He is obeyed, unquestioned.

McBride will portray Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and heir to the throne. He walks in his father’s shadow while simultaneously blazing his own path. Like Eli, Jesse takes no shit and demands loyalty from those in his circle and surrounds himself by those that will follow him. Jesse fancies himself a maverick in the ministry game, taking what Eli has built and expanding it for a more modern audience.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:58 am

Sounds funny, I'd watch.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:05 am

I'll watch. Danny McBride has a good track record with HBO stuff.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:48 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post I'll watch. Danny McBride has a good track record with HBO stuff.

Agreed. I'd watch based on his name alone
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Postby Tyler » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:11 am

I assumed this was already picked up, I guess we can celebrate now. Will be a week one watch from me probably
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Postby Tyler » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 am


I was going to watch regardless, but this makes it even better.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:42 am

This show is fucking nuts. It's basically just a Vice Principals sequel with a workaholics twist. The 'sister' and villain from VP basically plays the same character.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:42 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post This show is fucking nuts. It's basically just a Vice Principals sequel with a workaholics twist. The 'sister' and villain from VP basically plays the same character.

Awesome that it has so much of the same cast. Good team.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:48 pm

Watch check this out tonight. Wasn't expecting the first episode last week to be 60 minutes
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Postby Tyler » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:14 am

Watched the hour long pilot last night. Pretty funny stuff. I feel like this show as pitched after the episode of John Oliver talking about these churches.

Looking forward to it being 30 minutes going forward. Hour was starting to stretch it for the silliness.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:45 am

Awesome. I want a season 2 of this show.

I didn't realize we haven't been talking about it more here.

104 - this week's episode was hilarious. Adam Devine as the youth pastor is just perfect. Everything about him this episode was great. I loved that he (his stunt double) was so good on the trampoline and how he thanked God for it. Keefe as his right hand man is equally as funny. I loved learning about his dark past and that hilariously dumb dance scene at the beginning. "I got into home brewing. I'm pretty busy with barley and hops and stuff"

"Just some guys I do car pranks with" LOL. That had me laughing because that was all of us growing up.

I read online the call for goth extras used this video in the casting info
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPbVRpRgHso&feature=youtu.be
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Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:08 am

This show is so great. The last episode specifically had me laughing the whole time. I loved the car pranks line, and "Baby, I'm just trying to do my own things, hold on a second"

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