Just a few hours ago, HBO officially confirmed that The Righteous Gemstones had been renewed for a Season 2. The decision on renewal was announced by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. No specific release date for the upcoming season has been revealed so far, but looks like we might expect The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 next summer. Honestly, we were sure in such a decision since the 1st round of the comedy series mainly positive reviews.
As mentioned above, The Righteous Gemstones Season 1 has been praised by critics and viewers, and this point no doubt plays in favor of renewal. On Rotten Tomatoes, The Righteous Gemstones Season 1 holds a score of 7.79/10 and a 82% approval rating from critics, while viewers have rated the 1st installment of the comedy series at 4.1/5 and have given a 79% rating. On Metacritic, the figures were a bit lower yet favorable, 67/100 and 6.0/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, The Righteous Gemstones have a very high score of 8.1/10 based on 800 votes (as of today).
The Righteous Gemstones Season 1 premiere has garnered 0.593 million viewers with a 0.19 key demo rating among adults (P18-49). We frankly regard such ratings a bit weak. However, given that we're talking about a comedy series on a cable network, such figures may be treated as acceptable.
Summing up, even despite that The Righteous Gemstones didn't gain enough target audience, those who watched the series remained fully satisfied. That's why nothing is surprising in that HBO opted to pick up The Righteous Gemstones for a second season.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, we HBO has renewed The Righteous Gemstones for another round. But when could be its release date? As a rule, it takes about a year to produce and promote a 12-episode television season. As a result, since The Righteous Gemstones Season 1 consists of only nine episodes, we tend to think that The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 might premiere already next summer, in August 2019, given the current schedule of the comedy series.
But still, the data above is only our forecast. That's why we are looking forward to any official news from HBO on the subject of a particular release date. Therefore, once the cable network announced a specific date for The Righteous Gemstones Season 2, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
The Righteous Gemstones SummaryThe story centers on a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. The renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch.
Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, who looks to lead in his father's footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry.