Greenleaf is a drama TV series created and released in the USA. The creator of the series is Craig Wright. The executive producer of the project is Oprah Winfrey in collaboration with Lionsgate TV. Another executive producer of the series is Clement Virgo. He also serves as the director of Greenleaf. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, and Merle Dandridge. The first season release date is the 21st of June 2016. Greenleaf season 2 release date is yet to be officially announced.
Each new episode of Greenleaf series concentrates on the events of everyday life happening in the Greenleaf family. Their life is filled with scandals, dirty secrets and lies. Besides, all of them belong to a megachurch in Memphis visited by Afro-American members mostly. The main characters of the series are Bishop James Greenleaf (portrayed by Keith David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (portrayed by Lynn Whitfield). They are the heads of the family. In 20 years of absence, their daughter (portrayed by Merle Dandridge) gets back to her motherland. She decided to leave this place 20 years ago because of her sister’s strange and inexplicable death.
Cast & Characters
- Keith David portrays the character of a charming and truly charismatic leader of a Memphis megachurch and a patriarch of Greenleaf family named Bishop James Greenleaf.
- Lynn Whitfield portrays his wife named Lady Mae Greenleaf, a mother of the family.
- Merle Dandridge portrays Bishop’s estranged daughter getting back home after twenty years of absence named Grace Greenleaf. Often referred to as Gigi. She had to escape running away from horrible memories of her past.
- Desiree Ross portrays a teenage daughter of Grace named Sophia Greenleaf.
- Lamman Rucker portrays the eldest Bishop’s son named Jacob Greenleaf.
- Kim Hawthorne portrays a commanding and ambitious wife of Jacob named Kerissa Greenleaf. She’s the head of a local school.
- Deborah Joy Winans portrays the youngest Bishop’s daughter named Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee.
Ratings & 2nd Season Air Date
Greenleaf got numerous positive reviews both from critics and from the TV viewers. The main characters’ performances were highly praised. The first release of the series attracted more than a 3,000,000 viewers. Such viewership proved the show to be No. 1 in the history of OWN channel. On the 21st of April 2016 the series was officially prolonged for season 2. We will announce the date when more info is posted in the official media of the series.