On Monday, November 7th, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hosted an exclusive screening at the Discovery offices in New York City to promote it’s hit series “Queen Sugar,” - the network’s new original drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. In attendance at the premiere were cast members Rutina Wesley (“Nova Bordelon”), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (“Charley Bordelon West”), Kofi Siriboe (“Ralph Angel Bordelon”), Omar J. Dorsey (“Hollywood Desonier”), Dondré T. Whitfield (“Remy Newell”), Nicholas L. Ashe (“Micah West”), Tina Lifford (“Violet Bordelon”), and Timon Kyle Durrett (“Davis West”).
“Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Nova (Rutina Wesley “True Blood”), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner “Luke Cage”), the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe “Awkward”), 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. The series is inspired by the book by Natalie Baszile.
“Queen Sugar” debuted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and Wednesday, September 7, 2016 for a two night event. The series now regularly air Wednesday nights at 10PM ET/PT.
The series has already been renewed for a second season and they is not telling what is in store next for the Bordelon family. To stay up to date on the show via social media, like them on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and check on the photos on Instagram.
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