Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Queen’s Been Found

She’s headlining now.

Rutina Wesley (HBO’s True Blood) is up to bat now that she has landed a lead part on Queen Sugar, OWN’s forthcoming original drama series, which Ava DuVernay will write, direct, and executive produce.

Wesley will play Nova Bordelon, a New Orleans journalist and activist, whose life is upended after her spirited and affluent L.A.-based sister leaves California to claim what’s hers from her recently deceased father’s estate, which includes an 800-acre sugar cane farm in Louisiana.

Among her co-stars will be Oprah, of course. The Big O owns OWN, after all, and she will executive produce alongside DuVernay.


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