Righteous Gemstones’ Director Jody Hill Lands an Overall Deal With HBO

HBO is marrying one of its oldest and most successful partners. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jody’s Hill signed a one-year overall deal to direct and produce television series for HBO and HBO Max, including continuing his efforts as the mental director behind one of the streamer’s biggest comedies. fair gemstones. He confirms that he will return once again to preach the gospel of the hypocritical religious criminal family and their empire of megachurches.

Under the HBO banner, Hill has been a multi-talented comedic virtuoso for years. In 2009, he began his career with the company as creative partner of danny mcbride for the popular series east and down. Showing his versatility, she wrote, directed and produced the series with McBride and even directed the pilot. Then in 2016 she did the exact same thing for Deputy Directors. With fair gemstones, reunited with McBride once more, though he traded a writing role for an acting job as Levi, one of McBride’s character Jesse’s gang members, all while directing the series. Hill also took the reins for an episode of Pacifier.


Outside of HBO, Hill was also a part of the short-lived FX sitcom. chosen one in which he and the crew of east and down was associated with Goalkeeper production team. Along with McBride, he also created and directed The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter for Netflix. Even without her new contract, though, Hill’s future still involved HBO to some degree. He will serve as a producer for fellow the righteous precious stones director david gordon greenit’s new hellraiser series when it finally premieres. When HBO’s evangelical laughter rampage was renewed for a third season on the platform, it was also assumed that Hill would once again take the reins.

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amy gravityHBO’s executive vice president of programming, celebrated Hill’s commitment to another year in the HBO fold, saying, “Jody has been responsible for some of the hardest laughs on our comedy slate over the past decade. I’m thrilled that he be returning to fair gemstones for season 3, and I look forward to the new stories he wants to tell.” With the deal in place, Hill can now focus on where to take the Gemstone family from here. In an interview with Collider in January, Hill discussed how much How long could televangelists be on television and what are their and McBride’s hopes for the future of the series:

We’ve talked to Danny and based on the conversations he seems to want it to continue for quite some time. There is no real end point at this point. There is an idea of ​​where we would end up, but there is no reason to slow down when doing the seasons. It’s the first time that, with any of the shows we’ve done, that’s been the case. east and down Y principles of vice he had a set end goal in mind. I think this could go on for a while.

No release date has been announced yet. fair gemstones Season 3. The rest of the series is available exclusively on HBO Max.

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