The Righteous Gemstones to air on Fox Showcase

The riootous new comedy series The Righteous Gemstones, which centres around a celebrity televangelist family behind a popular megachurch that is also a major money-making enterprise begins next month.

Created by and starring Danny McBride (Eastbound and DownVice Principals), the nine-part series features McBride as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone children, who sees himself as a maverick in the ministry game, taking what his father, Eli Gemstone has built and expanded it for a modern audience.

Joining McBride in the cast is Golden Globe winner John Goodman (Roseanne) as Gemstone’s father Eli; Edi Patterson (Vice Principals) as Jesse’s sister Judy and Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect) as Jesse’s younger brother Kelvin.

The Righteous Gemstones reunites the creative team behind the hit HBO series Vice Principals and Eastbound and Down. In addition to serving as an executive producer, McBride also writes and directs this season.

The Righteous Gemstones starts on Tuesday, August 20 at 8.30pm, streaming on Foxtel Now and screening on FOX SHOWCASE, express from the US.