HBO certainly seems to be on an absolute roll lately. It has somehow managed to excel even more after its mega ticket show, Game of Thrones was concluded. Many speculated as to if the channel will get over the post-Game of Thrones era but has managed to do real wonders.
After the mammoth success of its limited series, Chernobyl and recent hullabaloo around Euphoria, the channel now seems to have another winner set with irs recent comedy, Righteous Gemstones.
The critically-acclaimed comedy series has done incredibly well and has now officially been renewed for a second season. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the renewal comes four episodes into the show's first season, which has performed solidly thus far, and continues HBO's relationship with McBride and his Rough House Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.
"Danny, Jody and David are among our favorite collaborators, and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm," said Amy Gravitt, executive vp, HBO Programming. "We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family's epic journey. Hallelujah!"
McBride created the series and stars with John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams. Hill and Green executive produce with McBride and are directing.
The Righteous Gemstones is the third HBO series from the Rough House team, following Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals.
Through its first three episodes, the series is averaging 572,000 viewers for its initial airings, retaining nearly all of the audience from lead-in Succession. The series premiere drew 844,000 viewers, including replays and streaming, on its debut night, making it HBO's most-watched comedy series premiere since Vice Principals in 2016.