queen-sugarAva DuVernay announced this week on Twitter that singer/songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello is scoring the upcoming OWN original series Queen Sugar. The show stars 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. The drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana who must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South. DuVernay (Selma) is also executive producing the Warner Horizon Television production with Oprah Winfrey and Melissa Carter (Little Black Book). Queen Sugar will premiere as a two-night event on September 6 & 7 and air every following Wednesday on OWN.

  1. Justin Boggan says:

    Ndegeocello — an “e” after the “g”.