Rutina Wesley Lands Lead in OWN's Ava DuVernay Drama "Queen Sugar"



  • Wesley will play Nova Bordelon, described in a network release as “a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans. Her life, and that of her brother and their extended family, undergoes significant change when her sister, Charley, returns to Louisiana from Los Angeles to help run the family sugarcane farm.”

  • Based on Natalie Baszile’s novel.


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