OWN to Present QUEEN SUGAR Finale After-Show Special Hosted by Oprah Winfrey
OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announced today that it will air a "Queen Sugar" finale after-show special, "Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast," on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30p ET/PT, immediately following a 90-minute extended season finale episode of the acclaimed series at 9 p.m. ET/PT written by creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay.Hosted by Oprah Winfrey, who is also an executive producer on the popular drama, the after-show special will feature exclusive interviews with DuVernay, the ensemble cast and an audience of fans. Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford and other cast members will give fans a chance to ask burning questions as the juicy details and behind-the-scenes moments from season two are revealed. The "Queen Sugar" midseason premiere (10/3) garnered 2.4 million viewers (L+3) and ranked as the week's #1 cable telecast for African American women and the #1 scripted cable telecast for African American total viewers. The episode also ranked as the night's #2 cable telecast in women 25-54 and for the week ranked as a Top 4 scripted series on cable. "Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast" is produced by OWN Studios and sponsored by Procter & Gamble's My Black is Beautiful and Toyota. About "Queen Sugar"
From award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay ("Selma") and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, the contemporary drama "Queen Sugar" follows the Bordelon siblings who struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, "Unforgettable") relocates to Saint Josephine, Louisiana to help run THE FAMILY business. As the only black female sugarcane mill owner, she must fight to regain her independence while rebuilding her relationships with her estranged siblings. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, "Girls Trip") struggles to transform from a formerly incarcerated single father to a landowner in the eyes of his family as he works to restore his relationship with his son's mother. NOVA (Rutina Wesley, "True Blood") finds herself torn between her activism and her desire to be loved. Together, they must learn to rely on one another as they navigate their tenuous bonds as family. The expansive cast also includes Tina Lifford ("Parenthood") as the siblings' free-spirited Aunt Violet; Omar J. Dorsey ("Ray Donovan," "Selma") as Violet's much younger boyfriend, Hollywood Desonier; Dondré T. Whitfield ("Mistresses") as trusted Bordelon family friend Remy Newell; Timon Kyle Durrett ("Single Ladies") as Charley's estranged husband and pro basketball player Davis West; Nicholas L. Ashe ("The Lion King" National Tour) as Charley and Davis' teenage son, Micah; Ethan Hutchison ("The Path") as Ralph Angel's son, Blue; and BIANCA Lawson ("Rogue") as Darla, Blue's mother who battles drug addiction. Additionally, guest star Henry G. Sanders ("Rocky Balboa") recurs as Prosper Denton, a farmer and longtime friend of the late Bordelon family patriarch, Ernest. "Queen Sugar" is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.