Midseason Premiere Tuesday & Wednesday, October 3 & 4 at 10 PM ET/PT
on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s acclaimed original drama series, “Queen Sugar,” from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “Selma”), executive producer Oprah Winfrey and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, returns with a two-night midseason premiere on Tuesday, October 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after a new episode of Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You Is Wrong” at 9 p.m. ET/PT) and Wednesday, October 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series regularly airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives and loves of the Bordelon siblings in Louisiana, starring Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe.
In upcoming episodes, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, “Unforgettable”) receives an unexpected visit from her mother (Sharon Lawrence, “NYPD Blue”) and the two finally have a revealing heart-to-heart about Charley’s upbringing. Darla (Bianca Lawson, “Rogue”), takes a huge step in mending her family estrangement by reaching out to share the news of her engagement to Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, “Girls Trip”). Meanwhile, Aunt Violet’s (Tina Lifford, “Parenthood”) condition worsens, and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe, “Are We There Yet?) finally comes to terms with his emotions surrounding his traumatic encounter with a police officer. Plus, Nova’s (Rutina Wesley, “True Blood”) Zika story causes great concern in the community.
The expansive cast also includes Omar J. Dorsey (“Ray Donovan,” “Selma”) as Violet’s devoted boyfriend Hollywood Desonier; Dondré T. Whitfield (“Mistresses”) as trusted Bordelon family friend Remy Newell; Timon Kyle Durrett (“Single Ladies”) as Davis West, Charley’s estranged husband who is also a pro basketball player; and Ethan Hutchison (“The Path”) as Ralph Angel’s son, Blue. Additionally, Henry G. Sanders (“Rocky Balboa”) recurs as Prosper Denton, a farmer and longtime friend of the late Bordelon family patriarch, Ernest, and Alimi Ballard (“The Catch,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) portrays Dr. Robert Dubois, an epidemiologist who makes a lasting impression on Nova. Margot Bingham (“Boardwalk Empire”) will play Tamar Judith, a cool and confident pop singer who crosses paths with Davis. Michael Michele (“ER,” “Kevin Hill”) and Roger Guenveur Smith (“A Huey P. Newton Story,” “Do the Right Thing”) will play Darla’s (Bianca Lawson) estranged parents, and Beverly Todd (“I Will Follow,” “The Bucket List”) plays Mother Olivia Brown, a much beloved and respected matriarchal activist residing in the 9th Ward.