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Queen Sugar 

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Follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.


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Series cast summary:
Rutina Wesley ...  Nova Bordelon 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Dawn-Lyen Gardner ...  Charley Bordelon West / ... 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Kofi Siriboe ...  Ralph Angel Bordelon 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Omar J. Dorsey ...  Hollywood Desonier 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Nicholas L. Ashe ...  Micah West 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Ethan Hutchison ...  Blue Bordelon 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Tina Lifford ...  Violet Bordelon 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Bianca Lawson ...  Darla 51 episodes, 2016-2019
Dondre Whitfield ...  Remy Newell 42 episodes, 2016-2018
Henry G. Sanders ...  Prosper Denton 38 episodes, 2016-2019
Timon Kyle Durrett ...  Davis West 33 episodes, 2016-2018


Follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

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Risk. Romance. Reinvention.










Release Date:

6 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen Sugar See more »

Filming Locations:

Edgard, Louisiana, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Actresses Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner trained together as actors at Juilliard School. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Queen Sugar put the D in drama
10 June 2018 | by Serenity3000See all my reviews

If you like dramas that focus on angst, family, heartache, and a gamut of emotions from the characters, Queen Sugar is the drama for you. For the most part, all of the characters are likable. Sugar is a guilty pleasure show, its not too good, but not bad at all. I continue to watch because I do care about the characters. Nova is least favorite mainly because she's a walking hypocrite and filled with contradictions. She tends to judge Charlie, but at the same time she doesn't see her own faults. Charlie is my favorite mainly because she is true to herself, she's smart, and she attempts to do the right thing most of the time, but it seems to always backfire on her. Ralph Angel is a good guy, but he's very emotional, a little too emotional at times. RA doesn't handle conflict well. The most endearing part about RA is his role as a father. He loves his son Blue and it is a welcome sight to see a man putting his child first over a woman and also his work. Sugar is produced by the talented Ava. I would recommend this series to all. So far Season 1 remains the best season, but the jury is still out on Season 3, which recently started. So far its looking good for Sugar

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