Hosted by Oprah Winfrey, an executive producer on the popular drama, the after-show special features conversations with DuVernay and the ensemble cast including Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and Tina Lifford in front of a live audience of super fans.
About “Queen Sugar”
From award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, the contemporary drama “Queen Sugar” follows the Bordelon siblings who struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, “Unforgettable”) relocates to Saint Josephine, Louisiana to help run the family business. As the only black female sugarcane mill owner, she must fight to regain her independence while rebuilding her relationships with her estranged siblings. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, “Girls Trip”) struggles to transform from a formerly incarcerated single father to a landowner in the eyes of his family as he works to restore his relationship with his son’s mother. Nova (Rutina Wesley, “True Blood”) finds herself torn between her activism and her desire to be loved. Together, they must learn to rely on one another as they navigate their tenuous bonds as family.
A undercover officer named Rogers is the only one who can get in close enough to the criminals that terrorize neighborhoods with drugs and violence. However, he finds himself becoming part of the problem as he almost becomes what he’s trying to bring down.