Three members from the critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar spoke with the press to answer questions about the upcoming season. The show will be premiering on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30. During the luncheon, they handled questions on each of their characters without giving away the story of the new season and making us even more excited about seeing the show when it premieres.
In the series' third season, the awards winning drama series from Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey returns as the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and father's legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. They soon find that their fight extends beyond their close-knit family, but also to the community. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure Micah's (Nicholas Ashe) safety and future. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is still reeling from learning from Darla (Bianca Lawson) that he might not be the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and attempts to push forward as the new cane season begins. A new and unexpected love in the form of an old friend comes into Nova's (Rutina Wesley) life and challenges her long-held notions of relationships while also offering her something she didn't think she could ever have.
"Queen Sugar" was named Television Show of the Year from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF Honors) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the second consecutive year and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series. In 2017, Queen Sugar was Wednesday night's #1 original cable series among African-American W25-54 and Wednesday night's #2 original scripted cable series W25-54.