We’re getting the first look at Greenleaf, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s new original drama series from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (Lost, Six Feet Under). In the trailer, we see Oprah Winfrey in her return to scripted TV, along with stars Merle Dandridge, Keith David and Lynn Whitfield.
Set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis megachurch, Greenleaf centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Dandridge) 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 megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Whitfield), it becomes evident that things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family’s outward display of faith hides sin and misdeeds.
The series will launch with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 PM and Wednesday, June 22 at 10 PM on OWN. The series will regularly air on Wednesdays at 10 PM for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. Clement Virgo (The Book of Negroes) directs.