Pretending that she searches and follows the man who is responsible for her sister's death, Grace, a young girl, travels back to Memphis, where she finds out that working in her family's church is not easy as she thinks, but hard, the thing that makes her struggle against balancing between her work and own life.
Oprah Winfrey is not the star of Greenleaf, arriving Tuesday on Winfrey's OWN network. But she has the juiciest part, among a lot of juicy parts, in this soapy new drama series about a black megachurch in Memphis, Tenn.
Oprah Winfrey comes down from her mountaintop to play a recurring character in Greenleaf, a new drama premiering Wednesday on OWN, but the boldest bit of casting here is its setting: a Memphis megachurch, where Elvis Presley takes a back seat to Jesus.
No one really does anything. They just pair up in different configurations to chew the fat about things and subtly insult each other while wearing stiff clothes and looking uncomfortable in rooms that are a bit too formal.