The Vice Principals team of Danny McBride and Walton Goggins are set to reunite as part of The Righteous Gemstones cast. The comedy series about a world-famous televangelist family stars McBride and John Goodman, and is set to premiere sometime this year. While news of the show, and its main cast, had already been released, word just arrived that Goggins would be appearing in a recurring role as well. Lear more about Goggins’ Righteous Gemstones part, and see the first photo of him in character, below.
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HBO has quite the slate of programming coming to the cable channel this year, and they want to get everyone excited for what’s in store. That’s why they’ve released a 2019 sizzle reel with new footage from the anticipated return of shows like Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies, not to mention new shows like Watchmen, His Dark Materials and The Righteous Gemstones. Plus, fans will be excited to see a quick tease of the Deadwood movie, along with a slate of the rest of the HBO original movies and documentaries that are on the way.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- You can now read Mark Z. Danielewski‘s pilot script for a House of Leaves TV show.
- Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five adds new cast members.
- Adam Devine joins Danny McBride‘s new HBO show.
- Ron Howard‘s pilot 68 Whiskey has been ordered by Paramount Network.
- Julie Ann Emery joins George Clooney‘s Catch-22 adaptation.
- Archie Comics planning new animated and live-action series.
- The Deuce season 2 sets a premiere date.
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Danny McBride has enjoyed plenty of success at HBO as the rough around the edges baseball player Kenny Powers in Eastbound and Down and the bitter, aggressive high school administrator Neal Gamby in Vice Principals. Now the cable network is taking the comedy star into the world of televangelism.
HBO has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy series called The Righteous Gemstones. The series created by Danny McBride will follow the Gemstone family, known around the world for their televangelism. But as you might expect, these people aren’t all that holy. While they partake in plenty of charitable work in the name of Jesus Christ, they’re also greedy and devious. Read More »