Righteous Gemstones director David Gordon Green reveals how the show's transformative trip to the past came to be.
When HBO first ordered a full series for Danny McBride's next comedy effort, The Righteous Gemstones, they set the episode order at eight. That was before, however, McBride and the writing staff had some downtime from filming to think about including maybe just one more.
"We had just finished writing (episode) four and we were like a day ahead of schedule in our writing commitments," McBride told reporters at the 2019 TCA summer press tour. "So Jeff Fradley and John Carcieri, two of the other executive producers on the show, we just were like, 'Hey, what should we do? We got an extra day’ and then, we just started kind of brainstorming about this idea if we did a flashback episode what would that entail?"
What that would entail