Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, Georgia, a southern town outside Atlanta which evolved into a city over the years. The church began as a ten-member congregation when the Civil Rights Movement was at its height and being young, black and alone at night was a hazard of circumstance. As times changed, the congregation grew and so did its influence in Cypress. When a violent murder rocks the community, the church that holds the secrets of the entire town is at risk of imploding. For it seems at Greater Hope, only God and the Devil can tell the difference between a saint and a sinner.
The sophomore season brings viewers back to Cypress, Georgia, the sleepy southern town outside Atlanta which has been rocked by the murders of a beloved pastor and the town's Mayor. Death's shadow continues to loom over the town's epicenter, Greater Hope Baptist Church, as a dead body is discovered on its grounds, bringing up the church's sordid past along with it. As concealed secrets claw their way to the surface, new alliances are formed and deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to shatter lives and demolish the heart of the church and the town forever. As everyone's dark past comes to light, the difference between being a saint or a sinner becomes more distorted than ever.
The cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway ("Shameless," "Coming to America") as Lady Ella, Clifton Powell ("Ray," "Murder in the First") as Rex Fisher, Gloria Reuben ("Mr. Robot," "ER") as the Mayor of Cypress Pamela Clayborne, Keith Robinson ("Dreamgirls," "Are We There Yet?") as Miles Calloway, Christian Keyes ("Mistresses," "Let's Stay Together") as Levi, Richard Lawson ("Numb3rs," "Wag the Dog") as the beloved Pastor Evan Johnson, Jasmine Burke ("The Vampire Diaries," "Army Wives") as Dr. Christie Johnson, JD Williams ("The Wire," "The Good Wife") as Jabari, and Afemo Omilami ("Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Forrest Gump") as Detective St. Charles.
"Saints & Sinners" is produced in partnership with Swirl Films' Eric Tomosunas ("Undershepard," "35 and Ticking").