Praise to our Lord and premium cable savior, because HBO has just given an early renewal to The Righteous Gemstones.
Though the Danny McBride-created dark comedy is still less than halfway through its nine episode season, HBO executive programming vice president Amy Gravitt today made the announcement, adding, “[Executive producers] Danny, Jody [Hill] and David [Gordon Green] are among our favorite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm. We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”
The series now joins the likes of Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals in giving us a minimum two seasons of McBride shouting and scheming as a deeply insecure blowhard—indeed something deserving of thanking Darkly Comic Southern God for.