Rutina Wesley, best known for her role on on HBO's True Blood, will star in Queen Sugar on OWN. The drama will be directed by Ava DuVernay.
According to TV Line, Wesley will play Nova Bordelon. Bordelon is 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.”
Thrilled to announce our first QUEEN SUGAR cast member. The talented + terrific Rutina Wesley. Absolutely lovely. xo pic.twitter.com/qDP5WXzLAE— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) January 13, 2016
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