From Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey, Compelling New Drama QUEEN SUGAR Premieres September 28 on Bravo

— September 14, 2016

– Produced and directed by Ava Marie DuVernay (Selma), the one-hour drama premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo –
– Based on the acclaimed novel Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile, all episodes are directed by women –

“QUEEN SUGAR is a vibrant and evolving living thing that rises above the noise in the era of Too Much TV.” - Deadline

 TORONTO (September 14, 2016) – A family reunion turns bittersweet in the riveting new drama QUEEN SUGAR, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. From Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey and acclaimed director Ava Marie DuVernay (Selma), the critically acclaimed, 13-episode, one-hour series chronicles the lives of the estranged Bordelon siblings who must rely on one another as they inherit their family sugarcane farm and attempt to rebuild both the land and their relationships. QUEEN SUGAR stars Rutina Wesley (TRUE BLOOD) as Nova, the eldest sibling in the Bordelon family and a world-wise activist; Dawn-Lyen Gardner (UNFORGETTABLE) as Charley, the savvy wife of a professional basketball star wrapped up in a scandal; and Kofi Siriboe (AWKWARD), as Ralph Angel, the youngest Bordelon sibling and a formerly incarcerated father in search of redemption. For a sneak peek at QUEEN SUGAR, click here. QUEEN SUGAR also stars Tina Lifford (PARENTHOOD) as Aunt Violet; Omar J. Dorsey (RAY DONOVAN, Selma) as Violet’s much younger boyfriend Hollywood Desonier; Dondré Whitfield (MISTRESSES) as trusted Bordelon family friend Remy Newell; Timon Kyle Durrett (SINGLE LADIES) as Charley’s husband, pro basketball player Davis West; Nicholas L. Ashe (The Lion King) as Charley and Davis’ teenaged son, Micah; Greg Vaughan (DAYS OF OUR LIVES) a local cop and Nova’s lover, Calvin; and Ethan Hutchison (THE PATH) as Ralph-Angel’s son, Blue. In the premiere episode, “First Things First” (Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET), Charley returns to her family sugarcane farm after her father’s stroke. There, she reunites with her siblings and together they must navigate their complicated lives to run the ailing farm. QUEEN SUGAR is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Television. Executive producers are Ava DuVernay (Selma), Melissa Carter (MISTRESSES), and Oprah Winfrey. Led by the acclaimed DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the first season are directed by women. The series is based on the acclaimed book Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile.

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