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OWN presents Ava DuVernay’s ‘Cherish the Day’ (VIDEO)

Check out the teaser trailer for OWN’s new original anthology drama Cherish the Day. It is created and executive produced by Emmy® winner and Academy Award®-nominee Ava DuVernay. 

Chapter one of Cherish the Day chronicles the stirring relationship of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday. 

Xosha Roquemore (“The Mindy Project”) stars as Gently James and Alano Miller (“Underground”) stars as Evan Fisher. The couple meet and fall in love in Los Angeles, with the full season spanning five years in eight episodes.  

OWN previously announced additional cast including legendary Emmy®-winning actress Cicely Tyson, as well as Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson and Kellee Stewart. The DuVernay led series also recently announced it achieved full gender parity with a production crew of over 50% women, including 18 female department heads.  Directors for the series are Tanya Hamilton, Blitz Bazawule, Aurora Guerrero and Deborah Kampmeier.

Cherish the Day, which is set for a February 2020 premiere, is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Tanya Hamilton, and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers. 

WILL YOU BE WATCHING CHERISH THE DAY?

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Sneak Peek of ‘Oprah at Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo’ (VIDEO)

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has released a sneak peek of their upcoming OWN Spotlight: Oprah at Home with Lupita Nyong’o and Cynthia Erivo. It airs this Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m. EST.

Winfrey and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o discuss colorism in Hollywood and if it still exists. Nyong’o’s newest project is her children’s book “Sulwe,” which features a 5-year-old girl who has the darkest skin color in her family. On shelves starting October 15, the picture book inspires children to love their uniqueness and to discover that beauty comes from within. Nyong’o also opens up about thriving in an industry she feels was not made for her, speaks about her critically acclaimed starring role in Jordan Peele‘s “Us,” and shares her experience winning “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in “12 Years a Slave” at the Academy Awards in 2014. 

Then, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo joins Oprah to talk about her starring role in the upcoming film, “Harriet.” Erivo discusses her preparation to play Harriet – on a physical and spiritual level – as well as the controversy surrounding her casting in the role. 

In addition, Lupita Nyong’o’s interview will be available on ‘Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations‘ podcast beginning Wednesday, October 30 and Cynthia Erivo’s interview available on Wednesday, November 6. 

Watch a sneak peek below + more photos:

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#UPFRONT featuring Patrick L. Riley, Troy Powell and Ronald Williams (AUDIO)

This weekend’s edition of UPFRONT is all about #BlackBoyJoy. It features my conversations with Troy Powell, artistic director of Ailey II, Ronald Williams from The Collective Culture and media sensation Patrick L. Riley

Ronald Williams is here to chat about the upcoming stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best selling book Between the World and Me The event takes place this Tuesday, October 22 at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall and features a who’s who list of talent including Lynn Whitfield, T.I., Killer Mike, Ledisi, Omar J. Dorsey, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Pauletta Washington and more. Between the World and Me is Coates’ attempt to answer life’s questions in a letter to his adolescent son. The event is being presented by The Apollo Theater, The Collective Culture + NBAF (National Black Arts Festival).

Artistic Director of Ailey II—Troy Powell—is here to chat about their upcoming Atlanta engagement at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State. The evening will feature new works from Bradley Shelver, Andrea Miller and former Ailey dancer Kirven Douthit-Boyd. Yours truly will be hosting a conversation with Troy following the performance. 

Closing out UPFRONT is my conversation with producer, media star and WCLK alumnus Patrick L. Riley. He stopped by to chat about his new book, That’s What Friends Are For: On the Women Who Inspired Me. It chronicles his relationships with some of the biggest DIVAS in music, TV, film and stage including Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Taraji P. Henson, Vanessa Williams and Wendy Williams

Listen to my full unedited conversation below and CLICK HERE for the entire UPFRONT show:

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‘David Makes Man’ stars attend L.A. Screening [PHOTOS]

Check out photos from the recent L.A. Premiere of OWN’s new series David Makes Man. It was held at the NeueHouse Hollywood and was attended by the show’s star Akili McDowell, creator Tarrell Alvin McCraney and executive producers Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey.

The series centers on David (Akili McDowell) a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother (Alana Arenas) to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Set in South Florida, the series is inspired by events in McCraney’s own life and explores childhood trauma and the power of imagination to survive. 

Other attendees included OWN President Tina Perry and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Other cast members included Travis Cole, Isaiah Johnson, Cayden Williams, Ade Chike Torbert, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre and Trace Lysette.

David Makes Man premieres on Wednesday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

See more pics below:

Photo Credits: Erik Umphery for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

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OWN to air ‘David Makes Man’ Special on 8/7 (VIDEO)

In preparation for the big debut of David Makes Man on August 14, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is airing a “First Look” TV Special on August 7 featuring Ms. Winfrey in conversation with the show’s creator Oscar winner Tarrell Alvin McCraney as well as the cast.

As previously reported, the project is the very first TV series from McCraney of Moonlight and Choir Boy fame. The story centers around a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.

David Makes Man stars Akili McDowellPhylicia RashadAlana ArenasIsaiah JohnsonTravis ColesNathaniel Logan McIntyreCayden K. WilliamsAde Chike Torbert and Jordan Bolger.

There will also be appearances by Ruben Santiago-HudsonElvis NolascoGillian WilliamsJuanita JenningsLiza Colón-ZayasLindsey BlackwellLela Rochon and Nick Creegan.

The show is executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Winfrey along with Mike Kelley and Melissa JoyDee Harris-Lawrence serving as the series showrunner.

David Makes Man debuts on Wednesday August 14 at 10 p.m. on OWN.

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Watch Official Trailer for OWN’s new series ‘David Makes Man’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

If you were watching Queen Sugar like I was last night, you may have noticed during the commercial break the new trailer for OWN’s dramatic series David Makes Man. It premieres on Wednesday August 14 at 10 p.m. and will be presented by Lexus with limited commercial interruptions.

The project is the very first TV series from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney of Moonlight and Choir Boy fame. The story centers around a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.

David Makes Man stars Akili McDowell, Phylicia Rashad, Alana Arenas, Isaiah Johnson, Travis Coles, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, Cayden K. Williams, Ade Chike Torbert and Jordan Bolger.

The series also features appearances by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Elvis Nolasco, Gillian Williams, Juanita Jennings, Liza Colón-Zayas, Lindsey Blackwell, Lela Rochon and Nick Creegan.

The show is executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey along with Mike Kelley and Melissa Joy. Dee Harris-Lawrence serves as the series showrunner.

Watch the trailer below:

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Watch a Sneak Peek of OWN’s When They See Us Now (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out a sneak peek of OWN’s When They See Us Live. The event airs this Wednesday June 12 at 10 p.m. EST following the season premiere of Ava DuVernay‘s Queen Sugar.

When They See Us Live was taped Sunday evening in front of a live audience during the Netflix FYSEE space and featured an intimate conversation between Winfrey and the series’ actors Niecy Nash, Jharrel Jerome, Michael K. Williams, Joshua Jackson, Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares and Justin Cunningham. Winfrey also talked to executive producers Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: ≈ look on at the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)

The second portion of the show features her interview with the Exonerated Five – Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam.   

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

In addition, Winfrey also sits down with DuVernay, who co-wrote and directed all four parts.

See the video and more photos below:

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: Freddy Miyares, Michael K. Williams, Jovan Adepo, Jharrel Jerome, Caleel Harris, Niecy Nash, Asante Blackk, Chris Chalk, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse and Joshua Jackson attend the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: Yusef Salaam and Ethan Herisse attend the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: Kendrick Sampson, Freddy Miyares and Aurora Perrineau attend the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: Jharrel Jerome and Niecy Nash attend the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: Korey Wise attends the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: Raymond Santana embraces Kharey Wise onstage at the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay speak onstage at the Netflix “When They See Us” FYSEE Event at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)
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‘When They See Us’ premieres at NYC’s famed Apollo Theatre [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out photos from the New York City premiere of Ava DuVernay‘s new Netflix movie When They See Us. The star-studded red carpet event took place at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre and was attended by the cast and a number of celebrity guests including Oprah Winfrey, Dapper Dan and the Reverend Al Sharpton.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: (L-R) Kevin Richardson, Antron Mccray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., and Korey Wise onstage during the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Blair Underwood, Desiree DaCosta, Niecy Nash, and Jay Tucker attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at Lincoln Ristorante on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

When They See Us cast members in attendance included Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, Niecy Nash, John Leguizamo, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Dascha Polanco, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: (L-R) Jonathan King, Berry Welsh, Jane Rosenthal, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay speak onstage during the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Other special attendees included veteran actress Suzanne Douglas, Selenis Leyva (Orange Is The New Black), Antoni Porowski (Queer Eye), Brett Gray (On My Block), Carrie Preston (CLAWS) and Jenn Lyon (CLAWS)

See more images + the trailer below:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: (L-R) Freddy Miyares, Marquis Rodriguez, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Asante Blackk, Ava DuVernay, Cindy Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Korey Wise, Antron Mccray, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Yusef Salaam, Chris Chalk attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Korey Wise, Niecy Nash, and Jharrel Jerome attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Gayle King (L) attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Michael K. Williams attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Storm Reid attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Dascha Polanco and Niecy Nash attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at Lincoln Ristorante on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Omar J. Dorsey attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Dapper Dan attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Carrie Preston (R) attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Suzzanne Douglas attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: John Leguizamo and Ava DuVernay attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at Lincoln Ristorante on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Blair Underwood attends the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theater on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 20: Ethan Herisse, Asante Blackk, Joshua Jackson, Marquis Rodriguez and Caleel Harris attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at Lincoln Ristorante on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)z

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First Look at OWN’s new dramatic series ‘David Makes Man’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The Oprah Winfrey Network: OWN has released a new “first look” video of its dramatic series from Tarell Alvin McCraney titled, David Makes Man.

As previously reported, David Makes Man centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Set in South Florida, the series, inspired by events in McCraney’s own life, explores the inherent trauma sustained in the fight for survival.

David Makes Man features Akili McDowellPhylicia RashadNathanial Logan McIntyreIsaiah JohnsonAde Chike TorbertJordan BolgerCayden K. Williams and Travis Coles

It also stars Alana Arenas with appearances by Ruben Santiago-HudsonElvis NolascoGillian Williams and Randy Gonzalez. 

It is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan. 

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Quincy Jones gets Hands and Feet Immortalized at Chinese Theatre [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Music icon Quincy Jones made history Tuesday (November 27) by becoming the first composer to have his hands and feet enshrined at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

The 85-year-old legend was joined by his daughter Rashida Jones and a few of his close friends—Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Usher.

“Man…THIS is what you call family!! I can’t believe they all got up so early for me! ((:0))…Anyway, today was TRULY a special day, because I had the incredible honor of becoming the 1st composer to have his or her hand & footprints enshrined at The Chinese Theatre,” said Jones on his Instagram page.

Jones will be recognized for his illustrious career next Sunday, December 9 during a BET program titled Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones. The all-star salute will feature performances from Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Meghan Trainor, John Legend, Patti Austin, Gloria Estefan, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Gregory Porter, Gladys Knight, and others. It is also hosted by media maven and close friend—Oprah Winfrey.

Jones is also the subject a new documentary titled QUINCY,   which chronicles his rise to fame as a musical genius, composer, producer, arranger, record label manager and pop culture icon.

Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones airs 12/9 at 8 p.m. on BET.

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Oprah to chat with Gabrielle Union + Dwyane Wade about Baby Kaavia James

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

In “she moves fast” news…Lady O is gearing up for a television special featuring Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade‘s new baby girl, Kaavia James. She was born earlier this month.

According to Union’s social media pages, Oprah at Home with Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade & Their New Baby will air on Saturday December 8 at 8 p.m. and will put a spotlight on their path to parenthood. Union used a surrogate to have Baby Kaavia since she experienced numerous miscarriages and unsuccessful IVF treatments in the past. It’s a subject that she has been very vocal about as seen here on Dr. Oz.

“Look who I got to meet! Little @KaaviaJames, the miracle baby! Kaavia James, you are SO loved by your parents,” said Winfrey on Instagram. “Couldn’t be happier for @GabUnion and @DwyaneWade. This conversation is for every parent and anyone who became a family in their own way.”

Will you be tuning in?

Photo Credit: Instagram/Gabrielle Union

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Watch New Trailer for OWN’s ‘QUEEN SUGAR’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

OWN has dropped the official trailer for TV’s biggest phenomenon, QUEEN SUGAR, and I am so ready for it. The one-hour dramatic series returns for a two night premiere – May 29 & 30 at 10 p.m. EST.

From the look of the video, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is finally getting the test results of his paternity test and will find out if Blue (Ethan Hutchinson) is really his son. Nova (Rutina Wesley) may be leaving the newspaper for a new book deal. She will also get reacquainted with an old friend that may challenge her notion of relationships. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) is sealing the deal with the shiesty Landry family that could ultimately determine the fate of her family’s land. While everyone seems to be against her unorthodox business practices, I believe this will be the season where we find out why the series is titled Queen Sugar.

Take a look below and tell us what you think!

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Watch BTS of ‘Queen Sugar’ Photo Shoot #SWEET (VIDEO)

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The cast of OWN’s hit dramatic series Queen Sugar got together recently for a photo shoot to promote the new season and RC has the behind-the-scenes video of all the fun.

Queen Sugar is set to return for a two-night premiere beginning Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 at 10 p.m. each night. The series will air regularly on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m.

In season three, the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. They soon find that their fight extends beyond their close-knit family, but also to the community.

Can’t wait til next month. Will you be watching?

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‘Queen Sugar’ returns 5/29 & 30

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

OWN has released a new “first look photo” for the season three return of Ava DuVernay’s award winning drama Queen Sugar. The highly anticipated series will make its way back to prime time beginning Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30 at 10 p.m. each night. The series will air regularly on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

In season three, the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. They soon find that their fight extends beyond their close-knit family, but also to the community.  Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure Micah’s safety and future. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is still reeling from learning from Darla (Bianca Lawson) that he might not be the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and attempts to push forward as the new cane season begins. A new and unexpected love in the form of an old friend comes into Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) life and challenges her long-held notions of relationships while also offering her something she didn’t think she could ever have.

The expansive cast also includes Tina Lifford as the siblings’ free-spirited Aunt Violet; Omar J. Dorsey as Violet’s much younger fiancé Hollywood Desonier; Dondré T. Whitfield as trusted Bordelon family friend Remy Newell; Additionally, recurring guest stars Timon Kyle Durrett portrays Charley’s estranged husband and pro basketball player Davis West and Henry G. Sanders plays Prosper Denton, a farmer and longtime friend of the late Bordelon family patriarch, Ernest. 

Season three directors include DeMane DavisPatricia CardosoShaz BennettMaria Govan and Lauren Wolkstein. Acclaimed filmmaker Kat Candler serves as season three showrunner.  

Queen Sugar was named “Television Show of the Year” from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF Honors) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the second consecutive year and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series. In 2017, Queen Sugar was Wednesday’s night’s #1 original cable series among African-American W25-54.

Stay tuned…

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