HBO is releasing episodes of new comedy The Righteous Gemstones on Sundays, with episode two airing tonight (Sunday, August 25). John Goodman leads the cast of the series as televangelist Eli Gemstone. Danny McBride, Adam Devine and Edi Patterson also star in the show.
Who is in the cast of The Righteous Gemstones?
Dr Eli Gemstone – John Goodman
HBO describes Dr Eli Gemstone as: “The larger-than-life patriarch of the Gemstones [who,] when he’s not tending to his gold mine of a flock [is] mediating petty disputes among his three children.”
The character is played by John Goodman, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning star of Roseanne, The Big Lebowski and 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Jesse Gemstone – Danny McBride
Eli’s eldest son is Jesse, a party boy embroiled in a blackmail plot that sees him trying to protect his family-man image.
Danny McBride, who also created The Righteous Gemstones, stars as Jesse following roles in Vice Principals, Eastbound & Down and Alien Covenant.
Kelvin Gemstone – Adam Devine
The youngest of the Gemstone siblings is Kelvin, whose innocent image hides a fiery streak.
Adam Devine of the Pitch Perfect trilogy, Workaholics and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, portrays Kelvin.
Judy Gemstone – Edi Patterson
Eli’s only daughter Judy is forced into a secretary role by the family, but HBO promises: “She has a few tricks up her sleeve in addition to the chip on her shoulder.
Edi Patterson, who plays Judy, has also starred in Vice Principals, The Last OG and Black-Ish
BJ – Tim Baltz
BJ is Judy’s fiance, with whom she is ‘living in sin’ in what she thinks is secret.
The character is portrayed by Tim Baltz of Bajillion Dollar Properties, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper and Drunk History.
Amber Gemstone – Cassidy Freeman
Amber Gemstone is the wife of Jesse, a former journalist and convert to the church.
Cassidy Freeman appears as Amber after starring in Longmire, Smallville and NCIS: New Orleans.
Keefe Chambers – Tony Cavalero
Keefe Chambers is a former Satanist who has now been ‘saved’ by Kelvin.
Tony Cavalero stars as Keefe following roles in the TV version of School of Rock, Hart of Dixie and recent Netflix film The Dirt, where he played Ozzy Osbourne.
Baby Billy Freeman – Walton Goggins
Baby Billy Freeman is an aged former child star known for his Christian clog dancing routine.
He is brought to life by Walton Goggins, the Emmy-nominated star of The Shield, Justified and The Hateful Eight.
The Righteous Gemstones airs Sundays on HBO.