OWN greenlights Leftfield’s “Book of John”

The U.S. cable net has ordered the weekly dramedy docuseries focused on a renowned Texas-area church and its associate pastor John Gray (pictured).
August 9, 2016

U.S. cable net OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered a weekly dramedy docuseries focused on the pastor of a renowned Texas-area church.

Produced by American Grit-creator Leftfield Pictures, the tentatively titled The Book of John (8 x 60 minutes) will chronicle the daily life of associate pastor John Gray (pictured) at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, an independent mega-church headed by American preacher and televangelist Joel Osteen.

The series will follow Gray as he provides audiences with intimate access into his life behind the pulpit while also providing insight into his world-renowned ministry as he assists individuals in the community to overcome life challenges, while facing his own struggles as a husband and father.

Leftfield’s David George, Jordana Hochman and Joe Weinstock serve as executive producers alongside Rich Wilkerson and Jason Kennedy who serve as consulting producers.

Elsewhere, the network has renewed Tremendous! Entertainment’s celebrated docuseries For Peete’s Sake with an eight-episode order, while Pilgrim Media Group has been recommissioned to produce 13 additional episodes of unscripted series Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.

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