An HBO crossover of sorts is in the air for the new trailer for “The Righteous Gemstones” Season 2, which premieres on Jan. 9 on the pay cable network and HBO Max. The new season of the half-hour comedy series finds Danny McBride’s heir apparent vying for the throne of his father’s Christian megachurch and media empire, echoing the central themes of HBO’s hit drama series “Succession” – albeit with significantly more colorful wardrobe.
The official trailer for the new season previews a storyline that finds the Gemstone family taking their megachurch empire digital with the launch of Gemstones on Digital Demand, a digital extension of their brand. The trailer also teases a number of guest starring turns from the likes of Eric Andre, Jason Schwartzman and Eric Roberts, as well as further shenanigans involving the kid brother of the family played by Adam Devine.
The series premiered in 2019 to solid viewership, spurring HBO to order an additional season. And while HBO has not officially announced that the series will return for a Season 3, executive producer and David Gordon Green recently let slip to Collider that the network has already renewed the show for a third season.
Devine and McBride return in starring roles alongside Edi Patterson (HBO’s “Vice Principals”) as Judy Gemstone, John Goodman (HBO’s “Treme,” “The Connors”) as Eli Gemstone, Cassidy Freeman (“Longmire”) as Amber Gemstone, Tony Cavalero (“School of Rock”) as Keefe Chambers, Tim Baltz (“Drunk History”) as BJ, Skyler Gisondo (“Booksmart”) as Gideon Gemstone and Greg Alan Williams (“Greenleaf”) as Martin Imari.
Returning recurring cast includes Walton Goggins (Critics’ Choice Award-winner for HBO’s “Vice Principals”) as Baby Billy Freeman, Jennifer Nettles (Grammy winning recording artist) as Aimee-Leigh Gemstone, Jody Hill (“The Legacy of a White Tail Deer Hunter”) as Levi, Valyn Hall (“The Act”) as Tiffany Freeman, Kelton DuMont (“Mosaic”) as Pontious Gemstone and Gavin Munn (“Raising Dion”) as Abraham Gemstone. New recurring cast additions this season include Jason Schwartzman (“Fargo”) as Thaniel Block, Eric Roberts (“Suits”) as Junior, Eric Andre (“Bad Trip”) as Lyle Lissons and Jessica Lowe (“Miracle Workers”) as Lindy Lissons.
Season 2 of “The Righteous Gemstones” is created and written by McBride; directed and executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green; executive produced by John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley and Brandon James; co-executive produced by Jonathan Watson; produced by David Brightbill; consulting produced by Grant Dekernion, Kevin Barnett, Edi Patterson and Chris Pappas.
Watch “The Righteous Gemstones” Season 2 trailer above.