Lamman Rucker (Meet The Browns), Kim Hawthorne (Rake) and Deborah Joy Winans (Whitney) have landed the last three series regular roles on OWN’s megachurch drama Greenleaf. The series, from Craig Wright and Lionsgate TV, focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.
Rucker will play Jacob Greenleaf, the eldest, ne’er-do-well son of the Bishop (Keith David), heir apparent to the Greenleaf empire. Hawthorne is Kerissa Greenleaf, Jacob’s ambitious, controlling wife. Winans plays Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee, youngest daughter of the Bishop and also the church’s angel-voiced Minister of Music. They join previously cast Lynn Whitfield (Bishop Greenleaf’s wife Lady Mae) Merle Dandridge (Lady Mae’s estranged daughter Grace), and Desiree Ross (Grace’s daughter Sophia). Oprah Winfrey and Wright are exec producing.