Will ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ be on Netflix?

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The Righteous Gemstones – Picture: HBO

HBO is back with another must-watch series of the summer with The Righteous Gemstones but will it be streaming on Netflix? As always, the answer is less than ideal. Here’s where the show is streaming and some alternative movies and series on Netflix. 

Created and starring Danny McBride, this series comes as HBO’s comedy lineup wears a little thin. It features big names such as Cassidy Freeman, Edi Patterson and Kelton DuMont, Santa Clarita Diet’s Skyler Gisondo and John Goodman.

The series is a satirical look at a world-famous televangelist family and features tropes you’d come to expect. The series is very similar to another HBO series at the moment called Succession.

Why The Righteous Gemstones won’t be on Netflix?

If you didn’t know, the series is an HBO series and that means it won’t likely ever come to Netflix.

The reason is the same reason why big titles like Game of Thrones, Chernobyl and with a few exceptions the entire HBO lineup don’t come to Netflix.

The reason is that HBO is designed as a premium home for the shows it produces and therefore doesn’t license any of its content out to services like Netflix.

Even in other countries outside the US, HBO tends to sell its shows to an individual provider which tends to not be Netflix.

In the UK for example where HBO doesn’t operate, it sells its shows to Sky which streams them on NowTV.

Series/movies Similar to The Righteous Gemstones on Netflix

Netflix itself offers some bizarre choices for alternative shows and movies so we’re going to list our picks below.

If you’re looking for a docu-series on how religious families can influence governments then the recent release of The Family is for you.

For fans of John Goodman, you may have missed his earlier appearance this year in the BBC co-production with Netflix called Black Earth Rising. A limited series about a court case.

If it’s a smart comedy you’re after, look no further than The Kominsky Method which is getting its second season added in October 2019.

Are you sad we won’t be seeing The Righteous Gemstones on Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.