If you’re missing Lady Mae Greenleaf, I have a solution! I found this on this on the AARP Black Community Facebook page:
“In the next installment of Real Conversations, we’re chatting with acting icon and star of OWN’s “Greenleaf” Lynn Whitfield to explore her extraordinary career on and off the screen. Join us on Tuesday, March 16th for an in-depth discussion with this lovely leading lady.”
OWN “Greenleaf” creator Craig Wright’s new series “Delilah” starts on Tuesday, March at 9 p.m. on OWN! The first episode, which is two hours is entitled “Everything to Everybody. “Wright serves as executive producer along with Charles Randolph-Wright and Oprah Winfrey.
Below is the synopsis of Delilah:
Delilah left a demanding white-shoe law firm a decade ago and hung up her own shingle so she could make raising her kids her number one priority. Now she takes on cases the big firms ignore and finds herself, more often than not, going head-to-head with the powerful and privileged as she fights for the disenfranchised. In addition to raising her two kids, Maia and Marcus, Delilah also cares for her young nephew Dion; manages her relationship with her frustrating ex; and to top it all off, she’s about to go up against her best friend Tamara in court for the first time. Delilah has always represented the underdogs. Tamara has always represented the wealthy and powerful. But this case is different: this time, Delilah’s most cherished friendship is on the line, and there are lives at stake. But Delilah does what she always does – she seeks justice for those who need it most. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Harpo Films and filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Maahra Hill (“Black-ish,” “How to Get Away With Murder”) stars as Delilah Connolly, a headstrong, highly principled lawyer living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jill Marie Jones (“Girlfriends”) stars as Tamara Grayson, Delilah’s confidante and best friend; Susan Heyward (“Orange is the New Black”), who portrays Demetria Barnes, Delilah’s newly hired, fearless, and ambitious associate; and Ozioma Akagha (Marvel’s “Runaways”), who plays Delilah’s unfailingly sunny secretary, Harper Conant.
“It’s an honor to work for Ms. Winfrey and OWN and to serve the network’s devoted fans. ‘Delilah’ continues the work we started on ‘Greenleaf,’ namely, bringing untold stories and fresh perspectives to our audience,” said Craig Wright, creator/executive producer.
Wright is currently developing a spinoff of “Greenleaf” for OWN. Wright served as writer and producer on “Lost” and “Six Feet Under,” and was supervising producer on the long-running series “Brothers and Sisters.” He was Emmy-nominated for his writing on “Six Feet Under,” and received three WGA Award nominations, winning the Dramatic Series award in 2004 for “Lost.” In addition, Wright was executive producer and writer for “Tyrant” and “Rush,” and was consulting producer on “United States of Tara.”
From what I’ve read, “Delilah” may incorporate some element of faith. After all, Delilah is a biblical name. However, faith will not be the central theme of the show as it was in “Greenleaf.” Still I plan to watch because I’m a fan of Craig Wright’s writing. I found out more about his writing when I interviewed him last year. If you have yet to read that interview, click HERE.
Although I’m still sad that OWN’s Greenleaf has ended, I’m happy that the actors from the show are being featured in other projects. Deborah Joy Winans aka Charity is one of the stars in the upcoming movie DON’T WASTE YOUR PRETTY, which will be on TV One on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 8 P.M./7C. Below is the synopsis:
DON’T WASTE YOUR PRETTY follows a group of tightly knit friends as they sort out their turbulent life issues and love lives – always turning to one another to figure out their next move when jobs, romance or family interactions prove more complicated than they had ever anticipated. The film is based on the eponymous novel penned by award-winning author and media personality Demetria L. Lucas. The cast of DON’T WASTE YOUR PRETTY includes Keri Hilson (“Think Like A Man,” “Almost Christmas”), Redaric Williams (“The Yard,” “The Young And The Restless”), Deborah Joy Winans (“Greenleaf”), Jasmine Burke (“Saints & Sinners”), Kaye Singleton (“American Soul”) and Rainey Branch (“Being Mary Jane,” “Grey’s Anatomy”).
Check out the trailer below: (Y’all Charity is wearing a septum ring!)