HBO’s “Righteous Gemstones” Upgrades 9 Extras to Speaking Roles

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LOS ANGELES - JUL 25: Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine at the "The Righteous Gemstones" Premiere Screening at the Paramount Theater on July 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA (Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

(Update: March 24, 2021) Nine extras upgraded to speaking roles on HBO’s Righteous Gemstones.

HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones extras casting director announced 9 background actors were upgraded to speaking roles on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Charleston, South Carolina. The casting director broke the news on Facebook saying, “HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones, Charleston, SC is VERY happy to announce:9 EXTRAS WERE UPGRADED TO SPEAKING ROLES YESTERDAY! Yes…you read that right…9!”

HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones, Charleston, SC is VERY happy to announce :
9 EXTRAS WERE UPGRADED TO SPEAKING ROLES YESTERDAY!
Yes…you read that right…9!

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(Original Post: March 18, 2021) HBO’s Righteous Gemstones season 2 upgrades background actor to a speaking role.

It is an actor’s dream to get featured in a TV show or movie, let alone a speaking role. Luckily, one background actor was upgraded to a speaking role on the new season of HBO’s Righteous Gemstones season 2.

Casting directors broke the news on Facebook saying, “Excited to announce an EXTRA was UPGRADED to Speaking Role today on “The Righteous Gemstones! CONGRATS D.C. we are so happy for you!”

“Excited to announce an EXTRA was UPGRADED to Speaking Role today on “The Righteous Gemstones! CONGRATS D.C. we are so happy for you!”

HBO’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ is a comedy TV series created by Danny McBride. The show premiered on August 18, 2019, on HBO and follows a famously dysfunctional family of televangelists. The show features McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, Skyler Gisondo, and Walton Goggins. In September 2019, HBO renewed the series for a second season.

HBO describes the show as follows: “This comedy series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. McBride will star as main character Jesse Gemstone, who sees himself as a maverick in the ministry game, taking what his father, Eli Gemstone, has built and expanded it for a more modern audience.”

HBO’s ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Season 2 is now hiring actors, models, and talent to work on the new season of the hit TV series. HBO ‘Righteous Gemstones casting directors are seeking actors of all ages, races, and types for filming. Shooting for the series will take place in Charleston, South Carolina. To learn how to join the cast of Righteous Gemstones click here.

While it is uncommon, it is not unheard of. As we previously reported, background actors were upgraded to speaking roles on the set of the new Jessica Chastain movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye‘. In addition, background actors were upgraded to speaking roles on the set of Netflix’s Tall Girl.

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