Sturgill Simpson has been cast in the third season of Danny McBride’s HBO series The Righteous Gemstones. The new season premieres on June 18. Spot him in the trailer below.
Simpson joins new additions to the cast including Steve Zahn, Kristen Johnston, Stephen Dorff, Shea Wigham, Lukas Haas, Robert Oberst, Stephen Schneider, and Iliza Shlesinger. The series stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, and Walton Goggins.
In 2019, McBride spoke to Pitchfork about his friendship with Simpson and compared their creative processes. “I just respect his journey,” he said. “I respect that he’s been doing what he’s doing and found success not when he was 19 years old. He kind of lived a whole life before he became a rock star. And he actively wants to shed people’s perceptions of him. He leads the charge in his career, and not in a way that people expect. I think that’s admirable. I feel like it’s the kind of thing we try to do with what we make as well, always trying to stay ahead of the audience and not trying to get boxed into a corner.”
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