BY TAMBAY A. OBENSON, Indiewire
For those who were worried that OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, was going to become the Tyler Perry Network (given that at least 4 Tyler Perry branded original series currently call OWN home), here’s some more news that should cheer you up.
Announced via press release, OWN has given a straight-to-series order for what it calls a megachurch drama titled “Greenleaf,” which will be scripted, and will unfold over a 13-episode season.
The project comes from Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under,” “Lost”), and will follow “the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Greenleaf described is the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend services there. But beneath its steeple lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values.”