Season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones is in the works, but there are many unanswered questions. Danny McBride’s third series with HBO follows the Gemstone family, a group of greedy televangelists who try to keep their family and their ministry from falling apart. With season 2 just ending, many fans are already eagerly awaiting the show’s return when The Righteous Gemstones season 3 finally drops.
The Gemstone family tree grows considerably in Season 2, with many members’ pasts resurfacing to haunt them. In season 2, the Gemstones deal with deadly wrestling promoters, cycle ninjas, and a coup put on by Christian-themed musclemen. With the end of season 2, HBO has left the door open for plenty more wild stories for the Gemstone family, with The Righteous Gemstones season 3 possibly being the show’s wildest yet.
Danny McBride’s other HBO shows such as Vice Principals have been massive successes for HBO, and the crew is already excited to get to work on the third season. Season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones should air soon, and the show will most likely go on for years to come, despite the uncertainty. The Righteous Gemstones, according to Danny McBride in an interview with Polygon, is “set to be longer than anything we’ve done before.”
Is The Righteous Gemstones Season 3 Happening?
The Righteous Gemstones has already been renewed for a third season by HBO. Although not many concrete details have been given, the announcement was made just a few weeks into the show’s second season, meaning it is successful enough for HBO to immediately greenlight The Righteous Gemstones season 3.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 3 Cast: Who Will Return?
The Righteous Gemstones features an ensemble cast, with the main characters being played by Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, and Adam DeVine, all of who can be expected to return for The Righteous Gemstones season 3. Baby Billy (Walton Goggins) and his wife Tiffany (Valyn Hall) and their newborn son, who initially appeared to be one-off antagonists, returned for season 2, and the show left the door open for them to return.
Junior (Eric Roberts) and Joe Jonas (playing himself) are unlikely to return because their stories have been concluded. Characters that died in season 2 like Lyle Lissons (Eric André), Lindy Lissons (Jessica Lowe), and Glendon Marsh Sr. (Wayne Duvall) will also probably not return.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 3 Story: What Season 2 Sets Up
One of the main storylines that could be carried over to The Righteous Gemstones season 3 is the Gemstones’ murder of Lyle and Lindy Lissons. The show concludes with the murder of the couple in Alaska by four hitmen hired by the Gemstones. They did this as revenge for the Lissons trying to kill Eli, who sustained injuries that may influence future seasons of the show.
Another thing that season 2 sets up is Zion’s Landing, a resort that the Gemstones took over after the Lissons’ deaths. This massive Christian resort is an incredible undertaking for the family, so The Righteous Gemstones season 3 could focus on the financing, construction, and management of the project.
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The Righteous Gemstones season 3 will most likely follow in the footsteps of the show’s first two seasons, though, and simply have another distant family member or friend come in and wreak havoc on the Gemstones’ lives. In season 1 it is Gideon and Baby Billy, and in season 2 it is Junior and the Lissons. Who the show’s next antagonist might be is unknown, but viewers can expect that some zany new villains will appear in The Righteous Gemstones season 3.