OWN has announced that megachurch drama Greenleaf has been renewed for a third season, which should premiere in 2018. It’s not been confirmed that the series will be having another 16-episode split season like its current season, and the current season of Queen Sugar, but given its success and OWN doubling down on high-end scripted content in the wake of Tyler Perry’s exodus, it seems likely that the show’s creative wealth will be spread across two quarters.
“We can’t wait to see what another season of Greenleaf will bring,” said OWN president Erik Logan. “This series was instrumental in evolving OWN’s scripted programming and it continues to pull in viewers each week with its unique storytelling and characters.”
From Craig Wright (Six Feet Under), Greenleaf follows the Greenleaf family, owners and operators of a popular Memphis church. Though on the outside, the family looks like the picture of success and happiness, the reality is that decades of secrets and lies have eaten away at the family structure and threaten to bring the entirety entity crashing in on itself.
Season two of Greenleaf, which will feature Rick Fox (Hit the Floor) being promoted to series regular, picks up with a wedge existing between the Bishop and Lady Mae; Jacob and Kerissa taking control of Triumph II; and Grace reeling from what happened with Mac.
The second half of Greenleaf‘s second season is set to premiere in a two-night event on Tuesday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 16th.