OWN Greenleaf, Star Deborah Joy says, “Grown up and sort of taking charge”

Premiere of season two, more secrets and lies at Memphis megachurch, on March 15th, 2017,  7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/3/15 – “You can look forward to her growing up,” says Greenleaf  star Deborah Joy Winans. “I think towards the end of the first season she started to find her voice and find out who she was and what she was worth. In season two you are going to see that Charity really grown up and sort of taking charge.”


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.

Lamman Rucker is Jacob, who breaks faith with his father to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries. Lynn Whitfield is Lady Mae Greenleaf. Jacob’s mother struggles with her son’s decision to abandon the family.

Merle Dandridge is Grace Greenleaf. She exposes uncle Mac’s crimes, but fails to bring him to justice. She finds herself intrigued with a local journalist who’s closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf Empire.

Oprah Winfrey is Mavis McCready returning in her guest starring role, the sister of Lady Mae Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf.

Written by Craig Wright. Executive producers Clement Virgo and Oprah Winfrey.

The first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March 15th. The remaining eight episodes of the series’ second season air in summer 2017.

Greenleaf premiered in June 2016 as the number one series to debut on OWN, averaging over three million viewers in Live+3 in its first season. Complete first season available on Netflix.

Greenleaf Stars:

  • Merle Dandridge as Grace Gigi Greenleaf
  • Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf
  • Keith David as Bishop James Greenleaf
  • Lamman Rucker as Jacob
  • Deborah Joy Winans as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee
  • Kim Hawthorne as Kerissa Greenleaf
  • Tye White as Kevin Satterlee
  • GregAlan Williams as Uncle Mac’s
  • Desiree Ross as Sophia Greenleaf
  • Lovie Simone as Zora Greenleaf

A Lionsgate production in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright and Clement Virgo.

OWN is an American television channel owned by Harpo Productions and is available to 81.9 million pay television households.

Twitter: @GreenleafOWN@MerleDandridge@MsLynnWhitfield@ImKeithDavid@LammanRucker@DeborahJWinans@TheKimHawthorne@WeWantTyeWhite@GregAlanW@thedesireeross@SimoneLovie@OWNTV


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