Thursday, April 21, 2016

OWN Renews 'Greenleaf' for Season 2 Ahead of June Debut

Two months ahead of the drama's series debut on June 21, OWN has renewed its new original drama series Greenleaf starring Keith David and Lynn Whitfield for a second season. The new season will once again include 13 episodes and likely debut in 2017.

Greenleaf takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lis a den of iniquity - greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values - that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.

The drama stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Lawman Rucker, Tye White, Deborah Joy Winans and Desiree Ross. Oprah Winfrey also appears in the first season in a recurring role.

Craig Wright created the series. He executive produces with Winfrey and director Clement Virgo.

The drama will launch as a two-night event in June. It will make its series debut on Tuesday, June 21 at 10/9c. and air its second episode in its regular time slot on Wednesday, June 22 at 10/9c.