The season two premiere date for OWN's latest hit primetime drama has been set. The first eight episodes of the new season of Greenleaf will debut on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The remaining eight episodes will air in summer 2017.
In the second season, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root 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 Greenleaf (Emmy winner Keith David) while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner 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 "Gigi" Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (guest star 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 Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf.
Greenleaf, from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright and executive producers Clement Virgo and Oprah Winfrey, 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. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright and Clement Virgo.
The series stars include Merle Dandridge, Lynn Whitfield and Keith David, Lamman Rucker, Deborah Joy Winans, Kim Hawthorne, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Desiree Ross, and Lovie Simone.
Greenleaf premiered last June as the #1 series debut in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network history and was 2016's #1 new cable series for women, averaging over three million viewers in Live+3 in its first season. The show is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City.