- 5 Seasons
The drama Greenleaf revolves around the fictional Greenleaf family. The family runs a huge church in Memphis. The family appears pious on the surface. But there's lots going on behind closed doors that they'd rather was kept secret. Oprah Winfrey regularly guest stars on the series that airs on her cable network. The central characters include members of a family who run and control a megachurch in Memphis, Tennessee. Bishop James Greenleaf is the patriarch of the family and the leader of the church. His wife, Lady Mae Greenleaf, does her part to run both the church and the family. Grace Greenleaf is the couple's estranged daughter. She has returned to Memphis after the death of her sister, Faith. Oprah Winfrey plays Mavis McCready, Lady Mae's sister. The circumstances surrounding Faith's death are mysterious, and Grace wants to get to the bottom of the situation. In the process of digging through the clues, she uncovers lots of dark secrets, manipulations, corruption, and lies in her family's past. Greenleaf was one of the first original series on the OWN network that was not produced by prolific producer Tyler Perry. The series was created by Craig Wright, who has written for Lost and Six Feet Under. The series debuted in 2016 to mostly positive reviews from critics. Its first episode was the highest rated debut on the OWN network to date. The fifth season of the series began airing in June of 2020. This fifth season will be the final season for the series.