OWN’s Hit Church Drama ‘Greenleaf’ Is Getting a Spinoff

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fans had been shocked when Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network introduced the fifth and last season of the hit church drama sequence, Greenleaf. Since 2016, the sequence which follows the Greenleaf household and their sprawling mega-church in Memphis, Tennessee has been a staple on the community.

For the final a number of seasons, we’ve watched the story of Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge), the black sheep of the household who returned house following the demise of her youthful sister, Faith. Determined to carry hidden secrets and techniques to gentle, Grace has pressured everybody in her household to face their previous, together with the secrets and techniques that she’s saved hidden.

Now, as Greenleaf is ready to debut its fifth and last season, the beloved sequence may also be getting a derivative.

The fifth and last season of ‘Greenleaf’ will debut on June 23, 2020

In the fifth and last season of the NAACP Image Award-winning sequence, the Greenleafs are nonetheless reeling from Bob Whitmore (Beau Bridges) and Harmony & Hope Ministries who’ve tried to fold Calvery into their umbrella of megachurches.

In Season 4, we additionally watched Grace cope with the return of her son, whom she gave up for adoption as a teen. That storyline nonetheless has not come full circle simply but. According to the official synopsis, “In Season Five, The Greenleafs attempt to maintain a united front in the face of losing their church to Bob Whitmore and Harmony and Hope Ministries, but secrets past and present create what could be fatal fractures in the family’s fragile foundation. The Bishop continues working to mend his rift with Lady Mae while, day by day, Harmony and Hope’s grip on Calvary tightens.” The Greenleaf solid additionally consists of Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker, and Deborah Joy Winans.

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OWN canceled ‘Greenleaf’ resulting from low scores

Though Greenleaf is beloved by followers, it was not garnering the scores that OWN Network wanted with a purpose to proceed renewing the sequence. The sequence has maintained a mean of 1.1 million whole viewers and a 0.22 demo ranking. However, it was down by 15 p.c in scores from Season 3, TV Line reported.

Despite the decrease scores in Season 4, Greenleaf continues to be the primary scripted sequence on primary cable amongst African-American girls and whole African-American viewers.

OWN simply introduced a ‘Greenleaf’ spinoff

Greenleaf followers had been clearly upset when information of the sequence cancelation hit the web. But now, followers have one thing to stay up for. “OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is in growth with Lionsgate on a derivative of the community’s critically-acclaimed hit megachurch drama Greenleaf from award-winning creator and govt producer Craig Wright,” a press launch despatched to Showbiz Cheatsheet acknowledged.

It seems that Wright had at all times been considering a derivative, however the plans had been formally greenlit amid followers’ disappointment with the present’s cancelation.

There is not any phrase but on the spinoff particulars, casting, or launch date. However, as the ultimate season of Greenleaf unfurls over the summer time, we’re positive we’re going to get some main clues about what we’ll see subsequent and which Greenleaf characters might be making their return to the small-screen.

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