Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Oprah Winfrey Calls New Mega-Church TV Drama ‘A Dream Come True’

By staff
(Oprah Winfrey at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 21, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif)
Oprah Winfrey is returning to scripted television more than two decades after her last regular small screen acting gig in a show that is close to her heart – a family drama centered around a black mega-church in Memphis. Winfrey, 62, plays a manipulative blues club owner in the 13-episode series “Greenleaf” for her OWN cable television channel that she called “a dream come true.” “I believe that what we all love is a good story,” Winfrey said at a screening on Wednesday at the Tribeca film festival, ahead of the show’s TV debut on June 21. [link]