Casting Call for Season 4 of HBO’s Dark Comedy, ‘The Righteous Gemstones’

HBO’s comedy series, ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ is opening its curtains for fresh faces! The casting directors are now soliciting applications for a variety of roles. The filming will take place in Charleston, SC.

An Overview of ‘The Righteous Gemstones’

Propelled by the creative genius of Danny McBride, ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ made its debut on HBO on August 18, 2019. The series, featuring eminent actors like John Goodman, Danny McBride, Adam DeVine, and Walton Goggins, navigates the turbulent life of the wealthy, dysfunctional Gemstone family, televangelist leaders of a megachurch.

Belying their pious public image, the Gemstones are embroiled in a life of vice, marked by greed, debauchery, and intra-family rivalry. The show combines outrageous humor, drama, and crime to offer sharp satirical insights into megachurch culture.

Meet the Gemstones

The complex dynamics of the Gemstone family forms the crux of this series. Eli Gemstone (John Goodman), the widowed patriarch, is flanked by his three children – Jesse (Danny McBride), Judy (Edi Patterson), and Kelvin (Adam DeVine). Each family member, embellished with unique flaws and larger-than-life personalities, amplifies the overall dramatic tension and humor of the show.

Jesse, the eldest, struggles with balancing his corrupt tendencies and familial responsibilities, while Judy, the family’s only daughter, grapples with recognition in a male-dominated family structure. The youngest, Kelvin, is keen on establishing his own legacy, leading to some hilariously imprudent decisions.

Plot Twist and Turns

The drama unfurls with Baby Billy Freeman’s (Walton Goggins) return. Eli’s estranged brother-in-law re-emerges to head a satellite church, triggering sequences of simmering disputes and scandals. The family wrestles with both external threats and internal discord, from blackmail attempts exposing their dark secrets to handling the ups and downs of their extravagant lifestyle.

The plot thickens in the second season, as the Gemstones extend their empire and face new challenges and alliances. The arrival of Texas megachurch leaders, Lyle and Lindy Lissons, stirs the narrative, foregrounding the criminal past of Eli and its ripple effects on the family and the church’s future.

In the third season, the Gemstone children take up the mantle of church operations, as Eli takes a step back. Filled with personal anomalies and new enemies, their leadership finds itself on shaky grounds, ushering in dramatic twists.

Critical Acclaim and Cultural Impact

The Righteous Gemstones has received accolades from viewers and critics for its biting satire on televangelism and megachurch culture. Its excellent blend of humor, hypocrisy, drama, and redemption narratives, garnished with stellar performances, particularly by Goodman and Goggins, make it a must-watch.

Apply to Join the Cast

Those looking to dip their toes in the acting world, here is your golden chance. Bring your talents to the stage for speaking roles or background extras in the 4th season of ‘The Righteous Gemstones.’ The job includes realistic crowd interaction, scripted line delivery, and following directions from the crew.


Legally eligible to work in the U.S entertainment industry, the candidate should be available for shooting on designated dates in Charleston, SC. Previous acting experiences would be an added advantage (especially for speaking roles) besides a professional demeanor, cooperative nature, and punctuality. The ability to memorize lines fast is essential for speaking roles, while extras must be able to perform repetitive actions and stay in-character throughout long shoot days.

Compensation Details:

Compensation is according to SAG-AFTRA for speaking roles. Extras will receive a fixed entitlement of $100/day. Catering will also be available on shooting days, but travel expenses remain unaddressed unless negotiated for main roles.

This is an impressive opportunity to showcase your acting skills and be a part of a remarkable series. So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!

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