Queen Sugar, Oprah Winfrey’s highly anticipated family drama, is set to debut this week on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Based on the book by Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar is a different kind of black family drama that all viewers are sure to enjoy. The series is directed by Ava Duvernay and stars– Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, according to USA Today.
Queen Sugar is set in the small town of Saint Josephine, Louisiana, and will tell the story of a black family whose grown siblings return to the area to hash out the details of the family inheritance since their father’s passing. It is the kind of family show that will bring the characters up close and personal with their viewers.
— Queen Sugar (@QueenSugarOWN) September 4, 2016
According to Queen Sugar‘s director Ava Duvernay, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) viewers will fall in love with each of the beautiful characters who bring something dynamic to the drama. You’ll recognize timely topics that every family struggles with. At times, the story is messy and complicated but deeply reflects real family life.
According to IMDB, Queen Sugar is produced by Harpo Productions and Warner Horizon Television with Ava Duvernay and Oprah Winfrey as executive producers.
— Son of Baldwin (@SonofBaldwin) September 2, 2016
The actors and actresses in the new dramatic television series, who are all mostly dark-skinned and gorgeous, enjoyed working with Ava Duvernay, who they say was collaborative, imaginative, and engaged with everyone.
Tune into Oprah Winfrey’s Queen Sugar this Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10/9c for the premiere. View the Queen Sugar trailer below.
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