Director Ava Duvernay and the cast of Queen Sugar met for a private screening of OWN’s new television show Queen Sugar. Duvernay invited her close friends and colleagues for an intimate viewing at The Theatres at Canal Place in New Orleans.
The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon (playing by Rutina Wesley), the formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), a modern woman, who, with her teenage son Micah (Nicholas Ashe), leaves her upscale apartment in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Tall Boy spoke exclusively with actor Nicholas Ashe, Ava Duvernay, & singer/songwriter Janelle Monae about there roles with the series. The series will debut at 10 PM Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6-7 on OWN. It then will air regularly at 10 PM Wednesdays for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. To learn more on Queen Sugar follow the show on Twitter @QUEENSUGAROWN