‘Greenleaf’ Spin-Off Show: New Details Revealed

Published: Monday 17th Aug 2020 by Sam

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.”

Continuing about a possible love interest, in the wake of the Bishop’s passing, Wright added:

“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.

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  1. Diora Couture August 17, 2020

    Charoty is definitely the most hated character i can think of….i wouldn’t watch a spinoff if she were in ot too much

    • Belinda Duke August 18, 2020

      There is no way Charity can be more disliked than Kerrisa or Judee! They are both spawns of Satan!

  2. Paulette August 17, 2020

    I am so elated to hear that there will be a spinoff. For the five seasons Greenleaf has be a special part of my life. I am truly grateful to know that there will be q spinoff. Each character added new life to the series and the message it was giving in the story plot.

  3. Nippian August 17, 2020

    What is the point of making a spin-off just make season 6 and keep it moving. Usually a spin-off takes a minor character and give them their own show. Lady Mae is Greenleaf. Sounds dumb to me.

    • Sarah Watson August 17, 2020

      Agree, Lady Mae is Greenleaf. Let Bishop James Greenleaf and the church rest in peace

    • Tauheedah Whitfield August 19, 2020

      Bishop was the backbone gone to soon. I don’t favor this move not now.

  4. Susan Diaz August 17, 2020

    I just loved that show. I watched all 5 seasons! It was so so emotional at times. I got so wrapped up in it I felt like they were family. I’m so happy to know that there will be a spin-off. It would be great if Grace comes back. I want the whole Greenleaf family to come back but I will surely miss Bishop☹️

  5. Quettia Geter August 17, 2020

    I need for Green leaf to b put back together. You see I have no father ! & This made perfect sense to have tv family. Not broken fix it soon & Bishop cud of just had a stroke , they’re won’t b another chemistry like Lady Mae & Bishop ever !( Thank u

  6. Gail Waldrop August 17, 2020

    I love Greenleaf- Can’t wait fir the spinoff!

  7. Charlene Hooper August 18, 2020

    Happy about the spin off plans. I love the Greenleafs.

  8. Crystal Matthews August 18, 2020

    Write Bishop back in!!!!

    • Anne August 18, 2020

      That sounds more like another season of Greenleaf as opposed to a spin off. Either way, I love the show and will look forward to more in whatever form.

  9. Dee Dee August 18, 2020

    I loved Greenleaf..the storyline…the plot. The last season was great and it changed some of characters. Charity became strong in knowing her worth…Grace wants to go where she can make a change. I think there is more to impact with AJ. Lady Mae is a strong woman of God that had to be shaken up a bit. At the end she thanked Grace for changing her discord. I think it ended well. I was deeply sadden at the father’s death. Let Greenleaf be done. Do something else!

  10. Nicole August 18, 2020

    WE LOVE GREENLEAF!!! The characters are all so well played it’s as if this is a “Real” life family.I am saddened that Bishop passed and would have liked to see his character to continue to evolve when he gave that Powerful speech it felt that he was speaking from his heart. The same with Lady Mae she “Preached” her message so eloquently that Aj decided to give his life to GOD.I was crying tears of joy and when Charity rushed over and kneeled down to pray for his salvation that was something Never had I seen take place so gracefully on television Not afraid to fully embrace what giving your life to GOD truly means.My hope is that although Greenleaf has ended that the spinoff will continue with the same characters and a similar storyline.There is SO MUCH NEGATIVITY going on in our world that when you can look forward to a “Positive ” show each week it blocks out the negativity even if it is only for an hour long. Craig you and Oprah really could have made Greenleaf a five day’s a week show just as the soap opera’s are and I am certain millions still would have watched.The fans wait excitingly on this Spinoff and it is my hope that the story of Aj will evolve,Grace,Lady Mae,Charity,Jacob,Sophia and Zora are all a MUST!! Grace needs to marry (Rick Fox) Lady Mae needs a man that will keep her grounded same for Charity.

  11. Paulene Law-Faison August 18, 2020

    I am so very happy that there will be a spin off, I was truly heartbroken when it went off the other week. Thank you so much for continuing. I Love, Love, LOVE this show.

  12. Anne August 18, 2020

    That sounds more like another season of Greenleaf as opposed to a spin off. Either way, I love the show and will look forward to more in whatever form.

  13. Happy+n+Rich August 18, 2020

    This is a spin-off like Power Book 2 – Ghost is a spin-off, which is to say, it is the same show with a major character gone. I guess they feel it will generate more interest by selling season 6 as a new show, though interest in Greenleaf never wavered during the run of the show.

  14. Linda Cleaveland August 18, 2020

    At first I was sad to know that the finale was about to happen. But the way it ended was perfect. As much as I loved Greenleaf and lived from season to season, episode to episode….. with Grace gone, the Bishop gone, Jacob’s marriage over….AJ is boring, Sophia and her cousins roles have gotten boring as well. Charity is not that good of an actress…
    I don’t see it happening. Lady Mae is all you’ve got.

  15. Jacqueline Sellers August 18, 2020

    As a Greenleaf fan, I am on board and awaiting this new journey. Thank you for being so creative and may God continue to Bless you.

  16. Lb August 18, 2020

    Exciting, powerful, realistic characters, thanks

  17. Liz August 18, 2020

    Waiting for spinof

  18. Deborah Johnson August 18, 2020

    The character of Lady Mae may be sexual. However, the guilt she carried for forty years and her love for the Bishop and God will make her uneasy as far as another relationship is concern. There will be brothers that may want to sweep her off her feet but I believe she will be totally committed to her calling and her church.

  19. Cheryl Robinson August 18, 2020

    I was so upset when Greenleaf ended I couldn’t believe it was over.So YES YES YES let’s have a spin-off ASAP. Please don’t keep me waiting.

  20. Brenda McCarley August 18, 2020

    Can’t wait to see what’s next!😍

  21. DeHavilland Ray Elder August 18, 2020

    I would love to see Greenleaf expansion. The final season left us wanting MORE.

  22. Barbara Williams August 18, 2020

    I love Greenleaf. I would have loved it if the Bishop just had a stroke and he and Lady Mae decided to step back and let their kids the younger generation take the reins of the church.

  23. Sonji August 18, 2020

    Love Greenleaf left me wanting more.
    Sorry Bishop’s character had to die.
    would love to see how the family will carry on!
    I see how Jacob is eyeing Macy’s sister
    Can’t wait!! for more Episodes

  24. Sarah Wright August 18, 2020

    I’m happy to learn that there will be a spinoff… Lady Mae will make an excellent Pastor of the church. It’s going to be exciting to watch Greenleaf weekly.

  25. Tiny August 18, 2020

    I really love Greenleaf, my Tuesdays will not be the same, I was always looking forward to Tuesday evenings. I wish the Bishop’s dying will be Lady Mae’s nightmare, and when she awakens, he will be alive right next to her. Please Please bring Bishop back.

  26. LaCastra Colclough August 19, 2020

    I can’t wait to see season 5

  27. Barbara August 19, 2020

    OMG, I can’t wait, hearing Lady Mae preach on finale moved me!! It reminded me of my real pastor’s sermon. Love to hear more and loved watching Greenleaf ❤

  28. Sunshine parks August 19, 2020

    Iam glad for the spin off I still don’t understand why ???? The dad is the head why did you kill him off

  29. MARGARET August 19, 2020

    I love greenleaf cant wait for spinoff but will miss grace love the music and the singing is fab I hope charity gets a good man in nxt series she deserves a break

  30. Gabrielle August 19, 2020

    I can’t wait for the spin off. Greenleaf was one of our absolute favorite shows. Even with all the turmoil in the family there was always love shining through. The writers, producers, and the actors did a fantastic job (not that I would know better anyhow) and I am so looking forward to more. Thanks!!!

  31. Beverly August 19, 2020

    There is no Greenleaf without Bishop, the Patriarch of the family. Those times have passed with the head male of the African American out of sight. Have an FBI investigation into Massie or whatever but bring Bishop back. I love the cast, especially Lady Mae, but bring Bishop back.

    • Dawn Day October 5, 2020

      I agree! Bishop should come back. Maybe it should be a prequel tell the story of their humble beginnings. Anything that will get the Bishop Back

  32. Sharron August 19, 2020

    I can’t wait for the next chapter!! Excited!!

  33. Everly D Senour August 19, 2020

    I want to see more,I think a spin off would be fantastic.

  34. Floretta Fields August 20, 2020

    I hate that James Greenleaf had to pass. Couldn’t it all be a dream and just make Season 6 with all the characters. It was not time yet to end. I cannot imagine Greenleaf without the Bishop or Grace..

  35. Clement August 21, 2020

    Not going to happen having a strong man such as Rick Fox playing as a husband to Lady Mae or Charity wouldn’t do their position in the church as Pastor and Co Pastor any good their character thats why the writer had Bishop die to take away the male leadership role in the family and the church

  36. Jennifer Perrier August 22, 2020

    Mrs. Williams has been eork acidiously in her division since the day she became the Member of Parliament and I believe she should be given a chance to continue her mandate. So let us go out and make the best choice on the day.

  37. Pst August 22, 2020

    No Grace… I don’t think I can watch it without Grace and Charity playing a main role

  38. Marie West August 22, 2020

    Whatever your new storyline is, hurry. Can’t bear living in today’s climate without my Greenleaf family. Love this family and the storyline.❤

  39. Karen August 22, 2020

    I can’t wait for more

  40. Pat August 23, 2020

    Its sad to see Greenleaf and Bishop go. I really enjoyed the show. Not sure a spinoff would be the same. However, I really thought Lady Mae would have woke up from a dream and Bishop would be alive. I can see the show going on if the last season was a dream.

  41. Rita Ford October 4, 2020

    Love this show. Glad there is going to be a spin-off. Rita

  42. Olive October 5, 2020

    I got goosebumps listening to Lady Mae preach! I am not a crying person, but I cried when Bishop died.

    Great show!

  43. Juanita Baugh October 6, 2020

    I couldn’t be happier about having a spin off of Greenleaf in the very near future. The five seasons of Greenleaf was a gift to my family for the five seasons that we watched. It warmed my heart to watch this family,it was like they were right here in my community. Please, please do another. Greenleaf was truly an exceptional Black family and series that so many of us came to cherish.

  44. Theresa Bowser January 22, 2021

    Absolutely LOVED Greenleaf. Please bring back Bishop – Lady Mae’s nightmare. Also, Grace brought an interesting character – strong, progressive, grounded in faith but living in today’s world. While I had my favorites – all of the characters, no matter how minor, had something to offer. Please don’t let this series die.

  45. Darlene A Gray March 2, 2021

    I am so excited to see there is going to be a spinoff. I hope we will see Grace from time to time i love her and Sophia. I can not wait to see and yes lady Mae needs to time to shine now. Will miss Bishop too 🙁 . Will be following to see when we can expect the spinoff. Thanks again OWN network!

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