For the first time on South African television screens across all broadcasters, e.tv will broadcast the highly-acclaimed Oprah Winfrey Network’s Greenleaf. The show will premiere on Thursday, 21 June at 8:30PM.
Greenleaf is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield and Merle Dandridge. Greenleaf follows the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family, with their scandalous secrets and lies, and their sprawling Memphis megachurch with predominantly African-American members. The series’ lead characters are Bishop James Greenleaf (David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Whitfield), who are the patriarch and matriarch of the Greenleaf family. Their estranged daughter, Grace Greenleaf (Dandridge), has returned home after 20 years following the mysterious death of her sister. Her return creates a whirlwind of drama for the family. Oprah Winfrey also plays the role of Mavis McCready, who is Lady Mae’s sister and Grace’s close confidant.
Greenleaf is exclusive to e.tv and South African audiences will see the show for the first time on the channel. The managing director of e.tv, Marlon Davids, commented, “e.tv constantly strives to bring viewers new and highly-acclaimed shows from around the world. We are making Greenleaf available for the first time ever on our channel and we are confident they will enjoy it.”
The channel’s weekday international prime time series slot at 8:30PM is fast becoming the go-to destination for viewers who want award-winning premium international series.