“I am not at rest, nor am I quiet.” OWN has released an extended trailer for Greenleaf, its new original drama series from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (Lost, Six Feet Under).
The latest version gives us a better sense of the storylines and characters, including star Merle Dandridge’s Grace Greenleaf and Oprah Winfrey’s recurring role as Mavis McCready.
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 (Keith David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn 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. Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker, Tye White, Deborah Joy Winans and Desiree Ross also star.
Greenleaf is produced for OWN by Lionsgate. Winfrey, Wright and Clement Virgo executive produce.
The series is getting a two-night premiere on June 21 and 22 and will regularly air Wednesdays at 10 PM on OWN. Have a look and let us know what you think.