BY TONYA PENDLETON
OWN Network’s megachurch drama “Greenleaf’’ is returning for its second season.
In the first season, megachurch pastor Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) welcomed his estranged daughter Grace “Gigi’ Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) back into the family fold after the death of her sister.
The second season is scheduled to debut on March 15 at 10 p.m.
In the series’ second season, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker) ventures off to begin his new career with longtime rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf, while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family.
Meanwhile, after exposing her Uncle Mac’s (Greg Alan Williams) crimes, but failing to bring him to justice, Grace finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (guest star Rick Fox), a local journalist who’s been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf empire.
Oprah Winfrey also returns in her guest starring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Mae Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace.