The Righteous Gemstones has ended after a season filled with hospital shootouts, megachurch transactions, and standoffs between older men.
And with that conclusion, we know you’re left with one unanswered question. Will there be other exploitations of this poisonous family goldmine?
We’ve got you covered on that front. Here’s everything we found about Season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones, as well as a recap of how Season 2 concluded. We’re not picking battles here; we’re simply speaking the truth.
Will The Righteous Gemstones Return for a Third Season?
It most certainly will. HBO confirmed in January that Danny McBride’s black comedy would return for a third season.
“Who wouldn’t return for more after a season of actual fire and brimstone, blood, sand, and rollerblading?” In a news statement, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming, Amy Gravitt. “No one else makes us chuckle like the Gemstone family.”
When Will The Third Season of The Righteous Gemstones Begin?
This is the point at which things become a bit more tricky. The sitcom launched in August 2019 and was immediately renewed for a second season. That season was not scheduled to begin until January 2022. Though a second season was commissioned in 2019, production did not begin until April 2021.
Based on that pattern, a new season of The Righteous Gemstones is estimated to take around two years to produce. If it is correct, Season 3 might debut in 2024. Let’s hope that the timeline is accelerated.
How does Season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones conclude?
Prepare yourself for some spoilers. Finally, everything of Season 2’s backstabbing, thievery, and murders boiled down to one man: Lyle Lissons (Eric André).
On the other hand, Lyle was the one who collaborated with journalist Thaniel (Jason Schwartzman) and sent him information about other religious leaders.
However, their arrangement did not last long. When Lyle declined to provide Thaniel with information on the Gemstones, Thaniel threatened to reveal his secrets to the world.
Lyle and a posse of his men arrived at Thaniel’s house in the middle of the night to frighten him into doing what they wanted, but things quickly spiraled out of control.
Thaniel committed himself, three of Lyle’s men committed suicide by a grenade, and Lyle was forced to burn the place down and eliminate two more of his guys to conceal his tracks. That was the first strike.
Strike two involved Eli Gemstone (John Goodman). Lyle was the one who ordered the assassination of Eli by a gang of motorcycle youths. Why? Thus liberating Jesse (Danny McBride) from his father’s oppression.
At the groundbreaking of Zion’s Landing, Lyle confessed to everything, prompting a shocked Jesse to slingshot him unconscious.
However, Lyle’s wife Lindy (Jessica Lowe) struck third. Jesse gathered his family to assist him in determining what to do with Lyle’s body, believing he had just slain him. When Lindy shot BJ (Tim Baltz) and threatened to shoot the rest of the family.
They could either maintain their position and allow her to murder BJ, or they could go into the water and allow Lyle and Lindy to flee. The Gemstones picked the latter, but there is no need to be alarmed. Gemstones are always victorious.
One month later, Jesse, Kelvin (Adam Devine), and Judy (Edi Patterson) sang for their church as Eli exacted his retribution. His gang of snowmobile men hunted down the Lissons, killing Lindy and pursuing Lyle across a frozen lake.
Lyle Lissons was frozen to death and on the verge of being eaten by wolves after Season 2. It serves as a chilling reminder to never cross the Gemstones. Amen.