Walton Goggins Teases His Grand Return to 'Righteous Gemstones'

Walton Goggins recently teased his grand return to The Righteous Gemstones, which came Sunday night on HBO and HBO Max. In an Instagram post on Friday, Goggins shared a photo of his character from the hit comedy, "Baby" Billy Freeman. The black and white photo was of a younger "Baby" Billy, from his time singing with his sister, Aimee-Leigh Gemstone (Jennifer Nettles).

"Yeahhhh... We got some new BDE coming to The Righteous Gemstones dis week!" Googins quipped in the post caption. "Goodman and Eric Roberts have been killing it... Danny, Edi, Adam and all the rest... now Baby and aunt Tiff get to play! This Sunday night." Goggins has become an major movie star over the years but is well known for his many TV roles on shows like The Shield, Justified, and Sons of Anarchy. He's also held leading roles on another big HBO comedies, Vice Principals. Currently, Goggins has been leading The Unicorn, a sitcom about a father raising his two children alone after the death of his wife.

Walton Goggins has starred in some big TV shows over the years, and the actor just booked another role that is certain to intrigue fans. According to Deadline, Goggins has been added to the cast of the upcoming Apple TV+ show The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, a six-episode limited series based on author Walter Mosley's best-selling novel of the same name. He joins previously announced cast members Samuel L. Jackson and Dominique Fishback, who recently starred in the Oscar-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah.

Additionally, Omar Miller — Goggin's co-star from CBS' hit sitcom The Unicorn — has also joined the series cast. Other newly announced stars of the show include Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us), Damon Gupton (Bates Motel), and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Real Husbands of Hollywood). In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Jackson plays the titular character, Ptolemy Grey, who is described as a "lonely 91-year-old man with dementia" who "is temporarily able to remember his past and uses the time to investigate the death of his nephew." Production on the show is said to have begun this month, though no premiere date has yet been announced.

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Back in November, Goggins sat down with the AV Club and spoke about workin on The Unicorn, including what it was like to get back to work after being away for many months due to the Covid-19 pandemic causing mass TV and film production shutdowns. "Initially, it felt like there was so much to kind of overcome, he explained. "But CBS and all of the studios, both big and small, had done such a good job taking into consideration people's safety, and the protocols that they put in place are extraordinary."