Greenleaf Season OneOWN has begun production on a new scripted and original drama series Greenleaf, created by Craig Wright. The upcoming drama series will be executive produced by Craig Wright, Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television. Wright, a graduate from the United Theological Seminary of the Twins Cities and St. John’s University and a former minister, will write the scripts. Wright is known for his work on TV series Lost, Six Feet Under and United States of Tara. Winfrey has recently appeared and produced the Oscar Nominated film, Selma.Greenleaf centers around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch with a predominantly African-American congregation, where beneath the steeple lies a den of scandalous iniquity- greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting moral values. The multigenerational church becomes the matrix of deception that involves the church’s founding family but also extends to the congregation, its prominent members and even beyond the church walls. Yet, amidst all of the mayhem and deception, there is a power of something greater that persists within the church walls calling to everyone to account for their sins. The scandalous drama series will star Keith David (Community and Barbershop) as Bishop James Greenleaf, the charismatic and manipulative leader of Greenleaf World Ministries. Lynn Whitfield (Without A Trace and Mama I Want to Sing) is set to portray, Lady Mae Greenleaf, Bishop Greenleaf’s wife and the family matriarch. Merle Dandridge (Sons of Anarchy and The Night Shift) stars as Grace Greenleaf, Lady Mae and Bishop’s middle daughter who returns home 20 years after escaping her family ties. Desiree Ross (Falling Skies and Secrets in the Fall) will portray Sophia Greenleaf, Grace’s teen daughter. Lamman Rucker (Half & Half and Meet The Browns) will portray Jacob Greenleaf, the eldest son and perpetual black sheep of the family. Kim Hawthorne (Rake and Lucky Louie) will portray Kerissa Greenleaf, Jacob’s overly ambitious and ever controlling wife. Oprah Winfrey (Selma) will star as Marvis Mcready, Lady Mae’s sister.Greenleaf has begun production in the Atlanta area and extras casting team with CAB CASTINGS, LLC is seeking background actors for this amazing new faith-based scandalous drama series. Actors of all ages and ethnic backgrounds are needed and can submit themselves for consideration. Performers must be local to the Atlanta area. To be considered for a role in Greenleaf starring Keith David and Lynn Whitfield please submit your Name, Contact information, Age, Height, Sizes, Availability, Stand-In Experience (IF ANY), Car Type/ Model/ Year, Special Qualities, include whether you are 18 and older but able to play a minor look-wise, and 2 Recent Photos (1 Headshot/1 Full Body) to GREENLEAFextras@GMAIL.COM. YOU MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOVE IN YOUR EMAIL TO BE CONSIDERED.Be sure to check back often for casting call updates, news and information on Greenleaf. Leave a message below and tell us what you think of this upcoming new series set to air on OWN and why you would love to be a part of this groundbreaking new series.