EDITOR’S, PLEASE NOTE:
HBO has green-lit the new original series THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, starring Danny McBride. The half-hour comedy tells the story of a world famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, all in the name of Lord Jesus Christ.
Executive Producer/Creator/Writer/Director/Star: Danny McBride
Executive Producer/Director: Jody Hill
Executive Producer/Director: David Gordon Green
John Goodman as Eli Gemstone, the Patriarch of the Gemstone family. Unbending; a force in the Ministry game. He’s known the world over for his aggressive salvation techniques, his worldwide ministries, and his award winning weekly television program. His light is fading, but he takes no guff. He is obeyed, unquestioned.
Danny McBride as 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.
Edi Patterson as Judy Gemstone, the daughter of Eli and Amy Leigh. She’s not offered the same opportunities within the church as Jesse and Kelvin because she’s a woman. In this capacity, she resents her family for being stuck in the past, and only wants an opportunity to stand on the stage with the rest of them on Sunday mornings.
Adam Devine as Kelvin Gemstone, the youngest son of Eli and Amy Leigh. The edgy one. He’s caught in the middle of the giant personalities that are Jesse and Judy Gemstone and has branded himself an outsider to the church, feeling his methods are too hardcore for mainstream religion. Kelvin doesn’t have bigger ambitions for the head seat at the table but focuses his efforts on the eradication of Satan and dark forces from everyday life.
Cassidy Freeman as Amber Gemstone, the wife of Jesse Gemstone. She gave up a career of her own in journalism to devote herself to the church and her husband.
Tony Cavalero as Keefe Chambers, an ex-Satanist. Keefe was saved from the darkness by Kelvin Gemstone. Now, he’s dedicated his life to serving the Lord and The Gemstones.
Tim Baltz as BJ, fiancée to Judy Gemstone. He struggles to find acceptance within the Gemstone family.
Greg Alan Williams as Martin Imari, a conservative Kenyan man, Martin is Eli Gemstone’s right hand. He’s been with him since the beginning, and Eli trusts Martin’s counsel on all things. Jesse feels threatened by his proximity to Eli.