Kristen Johnston has joined Season 3 of HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones” in a recurring role, as Variety was the first to learn. Steve Zahn was already announced as a new cast member for Season 3, and now Johnston will be joining them. Johnston will play May-May Montgomery, who is said to have some history with the Gemstone family. Further character details are being kept under wraps.
Johnston is best known for being the main character in the NBC sitcom “3rd Rock From the Sun.” The show ran on a broadcast network for five seasons, and Johnston won two Emmys for best-supporting actress in a comedy. She is also known for playing Tammy on “Mom,” a CBS sitcom that ran for eight seasons and ended in 2021.
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“Our Flag Means Death,” “Modern Family,” “Ugly Betty,” and “Sex and the City” are some of the other TV shows in which she has appeared. She has also been in movies like “Small Town Wisconsin,” “Bride Wars,” and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”
She is represented by Paradigm, Hansen Jacobson, and Berwick & Kovacik. Season 3 of “The Righteous Gemstones” will have nine episodes and is currently being made. In January, the well-liked comedy was picked up for a third season.
The show is about a famous family of televangelists who have a long history of doing bad things, being greedy, and doing good things for other people. In season 2, outsiders from both the past and the present tried to destroy the Gemstone family’s empire.
Danny McBride, Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, John Goodman, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Balalero, Skyler Gisondo, Greg Alan Williams, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Nettles, Jody Hill, Valyn Hall, Kelton DuMont, Gavin Munn, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Roberts, Eric Andre, and Jessica Lowe are all in the show.
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McBride made the series, and through Rough House Pictures, he is also the show’s executive producer and director. It is the third comedy show that McBride has created for HBO, after “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals.” Jody Hill is the show’s executive producer, and David Gordon Green is the show’s director.
Executive producers are also John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley, and Brandon James. Jonathan Watson is one of the people in charge of the show. Grant Dekernion, Kevin Barnett, Edi Patterson, and Chris Pappas help David Brightbill make the show as consulting producers.