The Righteous Gemstones is a black comedy sitcom created by Danny McBride. It depicts the narrative of the namesake family, who from their headquarters in North Charleston, South Carolina, oversee a series of megachurches.
Eli is the family patriarch and the founder of Gemstone Ministries. His three children, Jesse, Kelvin, and Judy, are also active members of the church.
‘The Righteous Gemstones‘ is a stinging satire on faith peddlers’ avarice and hypocrisy. The Gemstone family is symbolic of the corruption that exists among organised religions.
They do, however, have redeeming traits. They clearly draw a line in the sand about what they will and will not do, and they always come through for one another.
‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ which premiered on August 18, 2019, has gained widespread acclaim for its performances, plots, characters, and social and religious commentary.
The show’s second season recently ended its run on television. We’ve got you covered if you’re wondering if there will be a 3rd season.
— HBO (@HBO) January 25, 2022
Release Date for Season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones
Season 2 of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ started on HBO on January 9, 2022, and lasted nine episodes until ending on February 27, 2022.
Each episode lasts from 33 and 60 minutes. This is what you need to know about Season 3.
‘The Righteous Gemstones’ was officially renewed for a third season in January 2022, just a few weeks after the second season premiered.
“Who wouldn’t want to come back for more after a season of real fire and brimstone, blood, sand, and rollerblading?” said Amy Gravitt, HBO’s senior vice president of programming, in a statement. “No one makes us laugh like the Gemstone family.”
The time between the end of the first season and the start of the second was more than two years, however, this was due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact.
That shouldn’t be a serious issue now that a large section of the US population has been vaccinated. Season 3 of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ is expected to premiere in 2023 if production begins within the next few months.
— HBO (@HBO) February 27, 2022
Who Could Be in Season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones? Full Cast Detail
- McBride (Jesse Gemstone),
- John Goodman (Dr. Eli Gemstone),
- Edi Patterson (Judy Gemstone),
- Adam DeVine (Kelvin Gemstone),
- Tony Cavalero (Keefe Chambers),
- Cassidy Freeman (Amber Gemstone),
- Walton Goggins (“Baby” Billy Freeman), and
- Jennifer Nettles (Aimee-Leigh Gemstone)
- Tim Baltz (Benjamin Jason “BJ” Barnes),
- Gregory Alan Williams (Martin Imari),
- Valyn Hall (Tiffany Freeman),
- Eric Roberts (Glendon “Junior” Marsh Jr.),
- Skyler Gisondo (Gideon Gemstone),
- Eric André (Lyle Lissons), and
- Jessica Lowe (Lindy Lissons)
Because their individual characters have been dead, André and Lowe will most likely not resurface in Season 3 — save perhaps in flashback scenes like Nettles.
The remainder of the cast will almost certainly return. Even Dermot Mulroney, whose Rev John Wesley Seasons have been missing since the first season, could return for season 3, possibly with new cast members.
What Could ‘The Righteous Gemstones Season 3’ Plot Be About?
The attacks on the Gemstone family were revealed to be the work of Lyle and Lindy in the season 2 finale.
Until Thaniel inadvertently shot himself, Lyle was working with him, feeding him information about other pastors. When the Gemstones find out, the Lissonses are forced to depart.
Martin, on the other hand, keeps an eye on them on Eli’s behalf. The cycle ninjas are given information on Lyle and Lindy’s whereabouts.
Lindy dies after being shot numerous times, and Lyle freezes to death in the Alaskan cold before being eaten by wolves.
After the birth of their child, “Baby” Billy and Tiffany reconnect. Judy and BJ decide to start a family, while Kelvin returns to his role as a youth pastor.
The battle over the future leadership of the Gemstone Ministries is likely to remain a key plot aspect in Season 3. Judy’s reaction to parenting will be fascinating to watch.
In the flashback scenes, we might discover more about Eli, “Baby” Billy, and Aimee-Leigh. Rev. John Wesley Seasons could return, and a power struggle between him and the Gemstones over the church’s leadership could emerge.