Turbulence is in full swing when season three of Oprah Winfrey’s megachurch drama Greenleaf premieres on OWN.
The return of Grace (Merle Dandridge) to Memphis threatens 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 Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett) lead to all-out war in the Greenleaf home.
It sets Bishop and Lady Mae on a collision heading straight for divorce as Lady Mae rushes to reconnect with old friend and world-famous Christian motivational speaker Maxine Patterson (Patti LaBelle). And Grace works undercover hoping to discover Rochelle’s motives and true identity before the Bishop is swept away on a raging river of vanity and desire.
Across town at Triumph, Jacob (Lamman Rucker) and Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) try not to make the same mistakes Bishop and Lady Mae made as they work to build their own evangelical empire and raise their teenage daughter Zora (Lovie Simone).
Sophia’s (Desiree Ross) faith is tested when an unforeseen medical issue arises; Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) struggles to make peace with Kevin (Tye White) and find her place in the world; and Grace works to keep an abused woman from death row for the crime of defending her own life. Meanwhile, Darius (Rick Fox) finds himself entangled in an increasingly strained relationship with Grace.
The series is written and executive produced by Craig Wright (Lost, Six Feet Under) and executive produced by Clement Virgo (The Book of Negros), Kriss Turner Towner (The Romanoffs, The Soul Man) and Oprah Winfrey.
Greenleaf will return with a two-day premiere on August 28 and 29 at 10 p.m.
The Greenleaf soundtrack will also be released August 24 on on digital music platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.