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Everybody needs a little faith and hope and ... greed

‘The Righteous Gemstones’ is HBO’s most watched comedy debut, now streaming on Showmax

Kevin Kriedemann

The Righteous Gemstones, HBO’s most watched comedy debut in three years, tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work – all in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Now streaming on Showmax (https://www.showmax.com/eng/tvseries/sqx57jcz-the-righteous-gemstones), The Righteous Gemstones was recently renewed for a second season, after earning an 8.1/10 rating on IMDb, an 81% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a place on best of the year lists everywhere from Hypebeast to Rotten Tomatoes. 

That combination of extreme wealth and extreme paternal disappointment has earned The Righteous Gemstones a number of comparisons to another hit HBO show, Succession. As CNN says, “It’s a superbly written and acted dark comedy that humanises its greedy characters as much as it mocks them in preposterous plots that make for delicious television – much like Succession.”..

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