*The first trailer has been released for “Greenleaf,” the new original drama series from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright.
Set against the backdrop of a Memphis megachurch, Greenleaf follows the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) who has returned home after 20 years due to 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.
The series has a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 p.m. and Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m.; then moves into its regular timeslot of Wednesdays at 10 p.m. for the remainder of its 13 episodes on OWN.
Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”) directs.
Watch the first trailer below: