Watch The Trailer for Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ 

An extended trailer for Ava DuVernay and OWN’s Queen Sugar dropped this week, and the series already appears to be an awe-inspiring showcase of blackness.

Buzz for the OWN series was palpable from the moment it was announced. That comes with the territory whenever Ava DuVernay is attached to a project, and in this case, she is part of the production and tasked as a director. But excitement for this show was about more than just the prospect of Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay working together on a project. You could just feel it in the air that this creation would be special.

This extended trailer for the series proves that the hype was justified. The camera work is breathtaking, and the snippets of acting we see are enthralling. From top to bottom, the team putting together Queen Sugar is top-notch,and the trailer manages to be overwhelmingly compelling without spoiling any storylines.

Queen Sugar will have a two-night premiere on Sept. 6 and 7 at 10pm ET/PT on OWN. The series regular cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Nicholas L. Ashe, Greg Vaughan and Ethan Hutchison.Watch the enthralling extended trailer below!

From the series’ press release:

The contemporary drama “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, “Unforgettable”), 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. Led by acclaimed film director DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series’ debut season are directed by women. “Queen Sugar” is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers are Ava DuVernay, Melissa Carter and Oprah Winfrey. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.


Photo credit: OWN

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