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OWN’s Megachurch Drama ‘Greenleaf’ Adds ‘The Wire’ Alum as EP and Director

Clement Virgo has joined OWN’s upcoming megachurch drama “Greenleaf,” coming on board as an exec producer, Variety has learned. Virgo will also direct the first episode of the series.

Greenleaf,” hailing from Lionsgate TV, is described as a multigenerational family drama at heart. The series explores the titular family and its Memphis megachurch, which acts as the center of a community for thousands of predominantly African-American parishioners, however, scandals and secrets lie beneath its sprawling surface.

Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under,” “Lost”) penned the pilot and will exec produce the series, alongside Virgo and OWN boss Oprah Winfrey.

At the time of the series pickup, Winfrey commented: “When I first read the script, I instantly felt an affinity for the characters and loved Craig’s creative vision for a fictional drama on an epic scale. This show is going to be a fun ride and will hopefully have viewers on the edge of their pews week after week.”

Virgo’s credits include BET’s miniseries “The Book of Negroes,” which he co-wrote and directed. He also directed episodes of “American Crime,” “The Wire” and “The L Word,” among other TV series and films.

Virgo is repped by UTA and Craig Emanuel.

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