Coming to OWN: Greenleaf, A Soapy Drama About a Mega-Church Preacher’s Family
Posted on June 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm
Coming to OWN: “Greenleaf” is the story of a megachurch preacher’s dysfunctional family. Estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) returns home after 20 years after the death of her sister, Faith. As she reenters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David, “Enlisted” and “Community”) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”), it becomes evident that the family’s outward display of faith hides secrets and abuse.
Winfrey, who also stars in the series, told TV Guide that the show deals with serious issues but is fun to watch. “It has substance and soul, but we’re not knocking you over the head. We’re here to entertain.”