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Greenleaf: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Immersed in a unique megachurch setting, Greenleaf is a juicy family soap bolstered by a provocative spirituality.


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Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television, "Greenleaf" is an original drama series following the lives of the Greenleaf family. While Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) and his wife Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield) serve as leaders of a megachurch in Memphis, Tennessee, their own family is plagued with scandal and dark secrets. After the mysterious death of one of their daughters, their other daughter, the long-estranged Grace (Merle Dandridge), returns to the family.


Merle Dandridge
as Grace Greenleaf
Kim Hawthorne
as Kerissa Greenleaf
Lamman Rucker
as Jacob Greenleaf
Tye White
as Kevin Satterlee
Deborah Joy Winans
as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee
Desiree Ross
as Sophia Greenleaf
Keith David
as Bishop James Greenleaf
Lynn Whitfield
as Lady Mae Greenleaf
Oprah Winfrey
as Mavis McCready
Gregory Alan Williams
as Robert 'Mac' McCready
Lovie Simone
as Zora Greenleaf
Jen Harper
as Deacon Sykes
Al Mitchell
as Bob Banks
Benjamin Patterson
as Noah Kendall
Jason Dirden
as Bassie Skanks
Anna Diop
as Isabel
Deji LaRay
as Officer David Nelson
Deji LaRay
as Officer David Nelson
Miles Mussenden
as Eugene Driver
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Critic Reviews for Greenleaf: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

Those with even a passing acquaintance with modern religion, particularly in the black community, will enjoy the tawdry hypocrisies and megachurch references.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Absorbing family drama about love and loss, with an added bonus: Oprah.

June 21, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Oprah Winfrey comes down from her mountaintop to play a recurring character in Greenleaf, a new drama premiering Wednesday on OWN, but the boldest bit of casting here is its setting: a Memphis megachurch, where Elvis Presley takes a back seat to Jesus.

June 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Oprah Winfrey is not the star of Greenleaf, arriving Tuesday on Winfrey's OWN network. But she has the juiciest part, among a lot of juicy parts, in this soapy new drama series about a black megachurch in Memphis, Tenn.

June 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

As an hour-long cable drama, Greenleaf doesn't have any of the characters, stories, or actual drama to make you much of a believer.

June 22, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The series is uneven, but in an intriguing way -- it keeps you wanting to see more.

June 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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