After five-drama filled seasons ‘Greenleaf’ recently reached its penultimate climax.
And while one chapter closes, another it set to begin following news that the popular OWN show has birthed a spin-off series.
Details have been kept under wraps. But now, creator Craig Wright is opening up about what folk can expect.
Join us after the jump…
[Warning: Season 5 Spoilers Feature]
In a new interview with TV Line, Wright was quizzed about whether the ‘Greenleaf’ spin-off will focus on Lady Mae (played by Lynne Whitfield), as one of the last scenes show stepping forward as lead minister.
He offered the following response:
“I think Lady Mae’s new role as the pastor of this church or another church is definitely going be the tentpole of whatever we do next. When I saw her [preaching], it made me even more excited about the spinoff, because when you hear Lady Mae talking about how to love the past enough to let it go and how to look for the future, it’s just so exciting to me to do another chapter in the story.”
“I think even if we trotted out Idris Elba with a Bible in his hand, Lady Mae would have a hard time moving on. But as Lynn always reminds me, Lady Mae is a sexual woman, a woman of passion and desire. So eventually, she would come around. But we can’t make it easy. If it was easy, Lady Mae’s character would break.”
Speaking about the inclusion of much-loved characters Grace and Charity‘s inclusion in the spin-off, he shared:
“Grace needs to go find her destiny. It isn’t in the church — at least not In today’s church. I see Grace more like Oprah. She’s someone who has to find a place in popular culture where she can really lead a secular movement.
Where Charity’s concerned… the most exciting thing to do when we see her next time is to find her being the peaceful and still repository of wisdom and strength. Just totally turn [the character] on its head and have her be someone who is a resource to everybody while her mother, oddly enough, is struggling to control the giant machine that she’s in the middle of leading.”
‘Greenleaf’ has long been a TGJ favorite, so we’re elated that an expansion of the magnetic narrative is incoming.