Queen Sugar is a one-hour weekly drama series from filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, which chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana.
They are Nova (Rutina Wesley, True Blood), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Unforgettable), the savvy wife and manager of an NBA 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 contemporary drama begins as Charley, a savvy and spirited woman living an upscale Los Angeles lifestyle, returns to her family home - an 800-acre sugarcane farm in the heart of Louisiana - when her father has a stroke. There, she reunites with her estranged siblings Nova and Ralph Angel, who are each navigating their lives and love relationships.
Together, they must learn to rely on one another as they inherit the family farm and attempt to rebuild both the land and their relationships.
||16 April 2018