The first teaser for Ava DuVernay’s upcoming OWN series has arrived and from the looks of it, we’re in for the ride of a lifetime. Based on the Natalie Baszile novel, Queen Sugar tells the story of the Bordelon siblings, who are dealing with a recent tragedy. Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Rutina Wesley, and Kofi Siriboe play the siblings who have to navigate the tragedy while running a sugarcane farm in the South.
The cast is as diverse as they come but the diversity isn’t just for the cameras, but behind the scenes as well. Women will direct each episode while DuVernay, along with Oprah and Melissa Carter, will executive produce.
OWN has yet to set a date for the premiere but we’ll keep our ears to the internets for updates as they’re made available.
Will you be watching?