How many episodes are in the Righteous Gemstones season 2?

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Danny McBride’s comedy-drama The Righteous Gemstones told us the story of a world-famous televangelist family, dysfunctional by every sense of the word when it arrived on our screens in 2019.

After an extended hiatus due to Covid-19, the comedy-drama returned to HBO on January 9th, 2022.

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How many episodes are in The Righteous Gemstones season 2?

Season 2 of the Righteous Gemstone will be comprised of nine episodes.

Much like its initial season, these will be released in weekly installments debuting on HBO Sunday, January 9th, 2022 with two back-to-back episodes.

The first episode will be a 50-minute special, while the remainder of the season will return to its half an hour time slot.

The finale will air February 27th, 2022.

The episode titles and release dates are as follows:

I Speak in the Tongues of Men and Angels – January 9th
After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come – January 9th
For He is a Liar and the Father of Lies – January 16th
As to How They Might Destroy him – January 23rd
Interlude II – January 30th
Never Avenge Yourself, but Leave It to the Wrath – February 6th
And Infants Should Rule Over Them – February 13th
The Prayers of a Righteous Man – February 20th
I Will Tell of all Your Deeds – February 27th

The series will dive deeper into Eli Gemstone’s backstory

Audiences have been promised the same idiosyncratic comedy that shaped the first season, while the plot is expected to explore further into the Gemstone family dynamic.

The season premiere is set in 1968 Memphis, focusing on the experience of a young wrestler who accepts a sketchy job breaking thumbs for a local loan shark.

The wrestler is later revealed to be a young Eli Gemstone, the family’s stubborn patriarch, revealing a significant part of his backstory and setting the premise for the continuing season.

The previous season focused heavily on the lives and conflicts of the Gemstone children, while Eli played the role of the stubborn family authoritarian and not much else.

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Will there be a season 3?

In October 2021, HBO announced The Righteous Gemstones would be picked up for a third season.

David Gordon Green, the show’s executive producer said in an interview with Collider they’d been “cooking on ideas” on where to take the series.

It has not yet been revealed when viewers can expect a third season, but it judging by the show’s previous production times (minus Covid-19 induced delays) it may be early 2023.

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Danny McBride doesn’t get enough credit as a genius in TV… probably one of the best track records of all time. East bound and down, vice principals AND Righteous Gemstones 🔥

— Hudson McLovin (@HLComicThoughts) January 4, 2022

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