First Look: The Final Season of ‘Greenleaf’ Will Hit Hard

Uptown Magazine

The hit megachurch drama, Greenleaf, returns to OWN in June. Here's what to expect from the final season.

Last month, we teased season five of Greenleaf, which turns out to be its final season, with a “First Listen” of the new and original song “Goin Up Yonder,” by Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins. But now we know more about the hit megachurch drama’s upcoming season since OWN has released a trailer for the NAACP Image Award-winning series.

Quite a bit happened during season four of Greenleaf, that you know the final season has to bring even more drama. In the previous season, the Greenleafs became employees at Calvary, the church they founded, once Bob Whitmore (Beau Bridges) and Harmony and Hope Ministries took over. Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) spied on her family for Whitmore’s “overseer” Phil (Sean Blakemore), in an effort to win him romantically and become pastor herself. Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield), Bishop (Keith David), and Grace (Merle Dandridge) schemed to get Grace appointed pastor of Calvary and get their church back. Grace’s secret illegitimate son AJ Delajae (Jacob Gibson) came to Memphis and wreaked havoc on her credibility. Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) schemed to get Jacob’s (Lamman Rucker) inheritance and the Greenleaf compound, while having an affair with a lawyer named Fernando Amable (Dave Baez), who turned out to be connected to Harmony and Hope Ministries. Oh, and Fernando gave Kerissa chlamydia, so she had to confess her infidelity to Jacob.

Here’s what to expect during Greenleaf season five, according to OWN:

“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.”

Greenleaf returns to OWN in June.

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