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HBO remains in the Danny McBride business, ordering “The Righteous Gemstones” to series

Danny McBride will star in his third outrageous HBO comedy series soon enough.

The cable giant announced Tuesday it had ordered The Righteous Gemstones to series.

With his writing/directing/producing partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, they’ve previously released critically-acclaimed bonkers comedies Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals for HBO.

In The Righteous Gemstones, McBride will play eldest son to John Goodman’s patriarch Eli Gemstone in a half-hour comedy about a famous televangelist family. And all the craziness that happens behind the cameras. The Gemstone family also will include Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman and Tim Baltz.

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