Watch This: Trailer for Queen Sugar

Rutina Wesley in Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar, coming to OWN, is the first TV series with episodes directed by Ava DuVernay. It’s produced by Oprah Winfrey. Starring in Queen Sugar as the Bordelon sisters are Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner. 

Based on a novel by the same name by Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar follows the lives of two sisters. The first is Nova Bordelon, a formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans. Charley Bordelon is a modern woman, who, with her teenage son Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe), leaves her upscale apartment in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

Kofi Siriboe plays the Bordelon brother, Ralph.

The series will debut at 10 PM on September 6-7. It then will air regularly at 10 PM Wednesdays for the remainder of its 13-episode first season.

DuVernay will direct 2 of the episodes. The remaining directors are female: Neema Barnette, Kat Candler, Tina Mabry, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tanya Hamilton, So Yong Kim, and Victoria Mahoney.

Keep an eye on @QueenSugarOWN for the start date.

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