Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Atlanta – Stars of OWN’s hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf,” including Merle Dandridge, Keith David, Lamman Rucker, and Deborah Joy Winans visited with members of the military and their families at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport USO facility on Monday, August 27, in advance of the highly anticipated third season premiere on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT). The “Greenleaf” cast sang to visiting military, served lunch to military members and their families, toured the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta facility, and met with key members of the USO.
“Greenleaf” is from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”), Kriss
Turner Towner (“The Romanoffs,” “The Soul Man”) and Oprah Winfrey.
In season three of “Greenleaf,” all the turbulent forces that Grace’s (Merle Dandridge) return to Memphis unleashed threaten to destroy not just the church her family built, but the family itself. Fallout from last season's shocking revelation of Bishop’s (Keith David) infidelities with Lady Mae’s (Lynn Whitfield) sister, as well as reverberations from his current dalliance with that insidious Jezebel, Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett) lead to all-out war in the Greenleaf home, setting the Bishop and Lady Mae on a collision course that, unless God or Grace intervenes, can only end one way: divorce. In the wake of the marital mayhem, Lady Mae rushes to reconnect with Maxine Patterson (Patti LaBelle), an old friend and now a world-famous Christian motivational speaker, in an attempt to reclaim her forsaken call to preach and thus do what no First Lady has done before — survive as the sole head pastor of a megachurch after a major rift between its founding couple.
“Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”), Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”), and Kriss Turner Towner (“The Romanoffs,” “The Soul Man”).
Last season, “Greenleaf” was Wednesday night’s #1 original cable series for African-American women and averaged over 2 million total viewers in Live+3. For additional show information please visithttp://www.greenleafown.tv/.