The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 - Release Date, Cast, And Plot

“The Righteous Gemstones” was one of HBO’s finest shows in 2019. Danny McBride, who previously co-created the HBO sitcoms “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals,” is the show’s creator. “The Righteous Gemstones” is an ensemble show about the Gemstones, an obscenely wealthy family that rose to fame and fortune thanks to the megachurch that bears their name. As they try to build their business, the comedy covers all of the challenges they experience as a family and inside their evangelical community.

In September of this year, “The Righteous Gemstones” was renewed for a second season (via Variety). Despite being renewed two years ago, the show’s comeback has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting production shutdowns in Hollywood.

McBride spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming season in early October, revealing that the entire second season had already been written when the epidemic struck. He ended up rewriting the season while waiting for production to resume. In addition to the first photographs from Season 2, McBride revealed additional information about the next installment of his HBO show.

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Here’s what we know so far about Season 2 of “The Righteous Gemstones.”

What is the release date for Season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones?

According to Danny McBride’s lengthy interview with Entertainment Weekly, the second season of “The Righteous Gemstones” will be broadcast “this winter.” However, just over a month after this interview, that hazy timeline was revealed in the most exciting way possible. According to a rumor from Deadline on November 5, “The Righteous Gemstones” will return to television on January 9, 2022.

At 10:00 p.m. EST on that Sunday evening, the first two episodes of Season 2 of “The Righteous Gemstones” world premiere. The following seven half-hour episodes will air in the coming weeks, first on HBO and then on HBO Max. Given that Season 1 is also available there, now is as good a time as any to start watching “Righteous Gemstones.” For those who are already caught up and eager for more, watching the Season 2 trailer is probably the next best thing.

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 - Release Date, Cast, And Plot

Who is in the cast of Season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones?

For the second season of “The Righteous Gemstones,” the principal characters from Season 1 will return. This includes John Goodman as Dr. Eli Gemstone, Danny McBride as Jesse Gemstone, Adam Devine as Kelvin Gemstone, and Edi Patterson as Judy Gemstone, the key characters in the plot.

Many of the family’s supporting characters will return. Cassidy Freeman, who plays Jesse’s wife Amber, and Skyler Gisondo, who plays Jesse’s oldest son Gideon Gemstone, are among the cast members. Tony Cavalero as Kelvin’s friend and follower Keefe, Tim Baltz as Judy’s companion BJ Barnes, and Walton Goggins as Eli’s late wife’s brother Baby Billy Freeman are also returned for Season 2. Jennifer Nettles, who portrays Gemstone matriarch Aimee-Leigh in flashbacks, will undoubtedly return.

A stellar ensemble of supporting characters joins the recurrent cast. “The Righteous Gemstones” will feature four new actors, according to McBride’s early October interview with Entertainment Weekly. Lyle and Lindy Lissons, a Texas megachurch couple, will be played by Eric André and Jessica Lowe. Jason Schwartzman as Thaniel, a journalist who despises megachurches, and Eric Roberts as Junior, a mysterious person from Eli’s past, round out the cast.

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 - Release Date, Cast, And Plot

What happens in Season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones?

Danny McBride discussed the plot of “The Righteous Gemstones” Season 2 in-depth with Entertainment Weekly. The story will pick on some time after the first season ends, with the Gemstone family adding to their wealth as the world’s circumstances change. Jesse (McBride) and his son Gideon (Skylar Gisondo) will return from Haiti, and Jesse and Amber’s marriage will be once again happy and healthy.

Kelvin (Adam Devine) will also have created the Kelvin Gemstone God Squad, a group that works out and prays together while living with Kelvin, according to McBride. Tony Cavalero’s character, Keefe, is also a member of the new crew. Also, Judy and BJ (Edi Patterson and Tim Baltz) will have married before Season 2, but BJ will get the cold shoulder from his new in-laws due to the circumstances surrounding their union.

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 - Release Date, Cast, And Plot

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The second season will delve deeper into Eli Gemstone’s (John Goodman) past, with Junior (Eric Roberts) playing a role. Junior’s entrance will cause some problems in Eli’s current existence. Thaniel (Jason Schwartzman), a journalist who exposes evangelical preachers’ duplicity, will also cause problems for the Gemstones. He’s fresh off a professional victory that included bringing down a megachurch and the family that oversees it, so he can focus entirely on the Gemstones. Meanwhile, the Lissons are the pastors of a Texas megachurch. Lyle (Eric Andre), the father of the Lisson family, bonds with Jesse because of their shared professional and familial obligations.

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