The channel-based famous American TV host Oprah Winfrey, OWN (Oprah’s Winfrey Network) ordered a new project one of the writers of the show Lost Craig Wright. According to The Hollywood Reporter, future drama is called Greenleaf. So far, 13 episodes in Greenleaf season 1 are planned.
Greenleaf season 1 release date was announced by OWN network for June 21, 2016. Currently there is no news about the release date of Greenleaf season 1 on Bluray and DVD.
Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker, Deborah Joy Winans, Ty White, Desiree Ross, Oprah Winfrey, Gregory Alan Williams and Terri J. Vaughn will appear in Greenleaf season 1 episode 1.
Greenleaf season 1 will focus on the numerous American church community of Memphis, whose leaders were embroiled in scandals. Wright church close topic because, as noted by the THR, the education he is a theologian.
The Story focuses on the unfair Greenleaf family and their church in Memphis, Tennessee, where scandalous secrets and lies are endless and as believers. Keith David and Lynn Whitfield performing the role of the pastor and his wicked wife, and Merle Dandridge – leading role of one of the daughters, who returns to the family home after her older sister died mysteriously.
- In addition to Lost, Craig Wright wrote the script for the TV series Six Feet Under, Tyrant, Dirty Sexy Money and United States of Tara;
- On July 30, 2015 it was announced that Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network ordered the production of the series Greenleaf about the African-American dynasty Greenleaf and megachurch in Memphis;
- In fact Greenleaf is the second original drama series by OWN channel after the mini-series Queen of Sugar Plantations by Ava Duvernet, not counting mediocre soap operas by Tyler Perry (Haves and Have Nots);
- Greenleaf season 1 consists of thirteen episodes, which started production in Atlanta in October 2015, Georgia;
- The director of the pilot episode of Greenleaf was made by Clement Virgo, previously shot a mini-series The Book of Negroes.
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