Oprah Winfrey teamed up with TV producer Craig Wright (writer and producer of Six Feet Under and Lost) for a brand new “EMPIRE” like DRAMA to the church. Greenleaf; Oprah’s new TV show series is not the first to bring drama to the church, but it will be the first ever to exposed the high level of drama playing in churches between congregational members and first families. We can pretty much label Oprah’s new show, a version of the TV show EMPIRE in a church setting instead of the music studio.
Oprah’s OWN New Show “Greenleaf” Promotional Video / Trailer
The new show, according to Oprah “take[s] you into a family drama set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis mega-church.” The show is packed with some very familiar faces. Some, we have not seeing on the big screen in a long time.
“The story centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, The Night Shift) who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister, Faith. As she reenters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis mega-church 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 things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family’s outward display of faith hides their sin and misdeeds.”
Lynn Whitfield plays the main character, Lady Mae Greenleaf. The show should be worth checking out because we know miss Whitfield a hell of an actress. Oprah herself appears on the show. She’s not a talented actress as Whitfield but she did OK on Color Purple.
Oprah’s OWN Network New Show “Greenleaf” Premiere / First Episode Release Date
Greenleaf first episode date is June 21, 2016 on Oprah’s OWN Network. Each episode is 42 minutes long!
Will you be watching?