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Greenleaf (OWN 2016, Keith David, Kim Hawthorne)

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Drama series that takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.

Like so many megachurches in America, Greenleaf is more than just a house of worship. It’s a home. It’s the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend services there. But beneath its steeple lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values — a multigenerational matrix of deception that involves the church’s founding family, but also extends to the congregation and prominent members of the Memphis community and beyond. Yet, amidst all of the mayhem and deception, the power of something greater persists, calling everyone to conscience for their sins.

“When I first read the script, I instantly felt an affinity for the characters and loved Craig’s creative vision for a fictional drama on an epic scale,” said Oprah Winfrey.

Greenleaf

From OWN’s press release, January 2017… Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the season two premiere date for its acclaimed original drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Emmy-nominated creator/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”) and Oprah Winfrey. The first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The remaining eight episodes of the series’ second season will air in summer 2017. “Greenleaf” premiered last June as the #1 series debut in OWN history and was 2016’s #1 new cable series for women, averaging over three million viewers in Live+3 in its first season.

cast
Keith David as Bishop James Greenleaf
Kim Hawthorne as Kerissa Greenleaf
Lamman Rucker as Jacob Greenleaf
Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf
Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf
Oprah Winfrey as Mavis McCready
Anna Diop as Isabel
Deborah Joy Winans as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee
Desiree Ross as Sophia
Terri J. Vaughn as Melisse
Tye White as Kevin Satterlee

key behind the scenes crew
Clement Virgo as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Craig Wright as Creator/Executive Producer
Oprah Winfrey as Executive Producer

show type
drama

broadcast from
6/21/2016 –
x45 minute episodes

network and production companies
OWN – Lionsgate Television

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