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Greenleaf 

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The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies.

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Series cast summary:
Merle Dandridge ...  Grace Greenleaf 55 episodes, 2016-2020
Desiree Ross Desiree Ross ...  Sophia Greenleaf 55 episodes, 2016-2020
Kim Hawthorne ...  Kerissa Greenleaf 52 episodes, 2016-2019
Lamman Rucker ...  Jacob Greenleaf 52 episodes, 2016-2019
Lynn Whitfield ...  Lady Mae Greenleaf 52 episodes, 2016-2019
Lovie Simone ...  Zora Greenleaf 52 episodes, 2016-2019
Deborah Joy Winans ...  Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee 52 episodes, 2016-2019
Keith David ...  Bishop James Greenleaf 52 episodes, 2016-2019
Tye White ...  Kevin Satterlee 42 episodes, 2016-2018
Chevonne Hughes ...  Karine / ... 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Gregory Alan Williams ...  Robert 'Mac' McCready / ... 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Asia'h Epperson ...  Tasha Skanks 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Rick Fox ...  Darius Nash 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Jen Harper ...  Deacon Sykes 24 episodes, 2016-2019
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The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies.

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The Kingdom. The Family. The Fall. See more »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

21 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Greenleaf See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Lionsgate See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Actor, author, and Marine veteran Greg Alan Williams rescued Takao Hirata from a mob at the intersection of Florence and Normandie during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. See more »

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Brilliant Concept Sabotaged By Clumsy Script
27 June 2016 | by JasonDanielBakerSee all my reviews

The story of a Southern mega-church headed by a family of sly hypocrites. Living in luxury and wielding influence how deep does the spirituality they claim really run? Are their sins products of their own human frailty exacerbated by a difficult world? Or are they bad people pretending to be holy?

It is about time a TV series dealt with the world of organized, profit-motivated religious organizations. A night-time soap take on an African-American mega-church in the Deep South is a novel approach to that telling the stories of people that have not yet been properly told in a fictional construct.

But my praise ends there. A solid cast in an interesting setting largely goes wasted in teleplay scripts so inept that they look like film school dropouts wrote them.

I love night-time soaps. I like the idea for this show as well as the story and the characters and the angle they take in relating the narrative. It is an imagined glimpse into a secret world of powerful people who profess piety and modesty but can't live it and we get to see them at their best and worst. I want to see it get multiple seasons.

But the scripts have to get better. They need to be outlined better and the dialogue needs to be more subtle in relaying information as well as doing so in a natural manner in which real people speak. So far they have tried to cram too much information in each sentence


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