Jason Dirden, who recurred in Season 1 of Greenleaf, will reprise his role in the second season of OWN’s drama series, exec produced by Oprah Winfrey. In addition, Sean Dominic (Cal & V) and Roshon Fegan (Shake It Up!, Camp Rock) have joined the Season 2 cast in recurring roles.
Set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis megachurch, the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge), who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister, Faith. As she re-enters 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.
Dirden will reprise his role of Basie Skanks, Pastor of Greenleaf’s rival church Triumph who continues to be a thorn in Bishop’s side. Dominic will play Martin Jabari Johnson, a handsome record producer and Charity’s (Deborah Joy Winans) preferred choice to produce her new album. Fegan will recur as Isaiah Hambrick, a rising young Christian pop star who shakes up Sophia (Desiree Ross) and Zora’s (Lovie Simone) world.
Dirden, whose other credits include Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Elementary, is repped by Talent House LA and Shelter Entertainment Group. Dominic was recently cast in feature film Code 13: Unreadable and appeared off-Broadway in Women Are Crazy Because Men Are Assholes. He’s repped by Marilyn’s Agency. Fegan had starring roles in Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! and Camp Rock and also competed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. He’s repped by Untitled Entertainment and United Talent Agency.
Production on the second season is underway in Atlanta for a 2017 premiere. Greenleaf is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City.
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