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"Queen Sugar" (TV show) cast member Rutina Wesley
Queen Sugar (TV show) cast member Rutina Wesley
"Queen Sugar" is a drama series on OWN from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay ("Selma") that is based on Natalie Baszile's acclaimed novel.

In the series, Rutina Wesley ("True Blood") stars as Nova Bordelon, a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans. Her life, and that of her brother and their extended family, undergoes significant change when her sister, Charley, returns to Louisiana from Los Angeles to help run the family sugarcane farm.

The series chronicles the lives
and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Charley, the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; Nova, a world-wise journalist and activist; and Ralph Angel, a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

"Queen Sugar" is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers are Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.


Network: OWN
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Warner Horizon Television

"Queen Sugar" (TV show) cast member Rutina Wesley Rutina Wesley to Star in 'Queen Sugar' — From award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay ("Selma"), the new OWN drama series follows the lives and loves of three estranged siblings trying to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South. Read more...

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