Greenleaf is coming back for a third season on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
Aside from the renewal news, it was also announced that Rick Fox would be bumped up to a series regular in the new season.
“We can’t wait to see what another season of ‘Greenleaf’ will bring. This series was instrumental in evolving OWN’s scripted programming and it continues to pull in viewers each week with its unique storytelling and characters,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
“We’re excited to extend our relationship with Oprah Winfrey and the OWN team for a third season of the hit series ‘Greenleaf,'” said Lionsgate Executive Vice President & Head of Worldwide Scripted Television Chris Selak. “The combination of a brilliant creator, an incredibly talented cast and inspirational music have positioned ‘Greenleaf’ for a long run, and we can hardly wait to see where the third season takes us.”
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. This season, the family tree has split at the roots as Jacob (Lamman Rucker) ventures off to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James (Keith David), while his mother, Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family. Meanwhile, after exposing her Uncle Mac’s (GregAlan Williams) crimes but failing to bring him to justice, Grace (Merle Dandridge) finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (Rick Fox), a local journalist who’s been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf empire.
Oprah Winfrey also returns in her guest starring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Mae and a close confidante to Grace. The series also stars Deborah Joy Winans, Kim Hawthorne, Tye White, Desiree Ross and Lovie Simone.
This season also features new cast members, Tim Reid and LeToya Luckett.
Year to date, Greenleaf is one of the Top 5 original scripted series on ad-supported cable in W25-54 in Live+3. It is Wednesday night’s #2 original scripted cable series for W25-54 and one of the Top 4 original scripted cable series for African American women and total viewers. The series is averaging over 2 million total viewers in Live+3.
Greenleaf is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City.