Watch Oprah and Ava DuVernay’s New Queen Sugar Trailer: Meet the Bordelons


Based on Natalie Baszile's novel, OWN's Ava DuVernay–led Queen Sugar centers on the Bordelon siblings, Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), who all manage their family's sugar-cane farm in the Deep South. The show doesn't debut until its two-night premiere on September 6 and 7, but its new full-length trailer promises a haunting, timely blend of family drama, racial tension, basketball games, and sprawling night shots. DuVernay, who developed and is executive producing the series alongside Oprah Winfrey and Melissa Carter, has promised that every episode of the series is helmed by "a bad-ass woman director." There's no word yet on whether Oprah has already dubbed it one of her favorite things.