OWN officially renewed Greenleaf for season 2 to premiere in Spring 2017

The release date for Greenleaf season 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Greenleaf season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. OWN has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in Spring 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

Storyline and cast

Greenleaf is a new US scripted drama television series that premiered on OWN on June 21, 2016. Craig Wright (Lost, Six Feet Under) is the creator of the series, he also executive produces alongside Oprah Winfrey and Clement Virgo, who is the director. Greenleaf is a Lionsgate Television production.

At the center of the plot is the Greenleaf family that heads a Memphis-based megachurch with mostly an African-American following. Keith David and Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield play Bishop James Greenleaf and his power hungry wife Lady Mae Greenleaf, and Merle Dandridge reprises the role of their daughter Grace Greenwald, the protagonist. The scandals, secrets and mysteries that stem from the past and come back to haunt them are abundant in this soapy mystery that is set against thel megachurch background, unusual for a series and curious to observe.

Excellent ratings and early renewal

The series has been well received by viewers and critics alike, with praise particularly plentiful for the three leads` performances. Greenleaf has premiered to an excellent 3.04 million viewers, which made it OWN`s most-watched premiere ever. However, viewership subsequently dropped to an average of 2 million viewers per episode. The series has already been renewed for a second season ahead of the first season premiere, so fans can be looking forward to another chapter of secrets, lies and re-examination of family values. Stay tuned, and we`ll inform you of the second premiere date as soon as OWN makes an announcement.

Season 1 recap

The freshman season of OWN`s top-rated hit Greenleaf has concluded on August 31, 2016. The final thirteenth episode of the drama series drew an audience of 2.37 million viewers, becoming the second most-watched episode of the season after the series premiere, and rating as the #1 cable show of the night. The final episode leaves the viewers deeply intrigued, but not in shock, which may help avoid the feared sophomore slump. Lady Mae is silenced once again when Grace gives her speech at the women`s day event and reveals some of the family`s darkest secrets, but her silence is sharp, and the second season may finally give her a voice. She has a serious showdown with Mavis, and Charity decides to go on her own after her husband`s revelations, and finally Uncle Mac nonchalantly comes to the family estate following his unexpected release from jail. The show was renewed for a second season even prior to the series premiere, so all we need to do is wait for a release date announcement.

Latest news

UPDATED December 7, 2016: Greenleaf, OWN`s popular drama series that centers on a Memphis megachurch and the people involved in running it, will return in early spring of 2017 with a second season. The series is currently in production, and Rick Fox will be joining the cast in a recurring role of Darius Fox, a journalist covering the scandals at the ministry, scandals that just would not end. Please stay tuned for further information and the exact release date of Greenleaf season 2.

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