The fall 2016 season of TV series premieres looks pretty promising for us TV lovers. The list full of an interesting contrast of genres from crime dramas, comedies, and contemporaries. One show to grace the list is Queen Sugar: a drama series set to premiere on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. Winfrey will not only wear the hat of co-creator and executive producer, but will have a recurring role in the series as well. The show’s co-creator, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, is making her debut from big to small screen with this project. If this show is anything like her previous work, we can expect Queen Sugar to not disappoint.
With the success of Winfrey and DuVernay’s collaboration on Academy Award nominated feature film Selma, the two are joining forces again with this highly anticipated 13-part TV series. Natalie Baszile’s NAACP Image Award nominated first novel of the same name inspired the show’s creation. Lady O saw enough potential in this enticing story to snag up the TV adaptation rights.