The contemporary drama Queen Sugar, set in the fictional town of Saint Josephine, Louisiana, chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings: Nova, a worldly-wise journalist and activist; Charley, the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Ralph Angel, a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run a struggling sugarcane farm in the Deep South.
- imDb Rating: 7.5 (3,356 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
- Rated: TV-14
- Released: 06 Sep 2016
- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Drama
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Ava DuVernay
- Actors: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar J. Dorsey
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: 10 wins & 18 nominations.
- Total Seasons: 3
Episode 4x13; Sep 11, 2019
Sam Landry and Violet's shared past is revealed; Charley realizes she's been used by Sam Landry for his own personal agenda; the Bordelon family unites, determined to face an uncertain future together.
4x13: I Am
4x11: I'm Sorry
4x10: Oh Mamere
4x9: Stare at the Same Fires
4x8: All the Borders
4x7: Of Several Centuries
4x6: By the Spit
4x5: Face Speckled
Bianca Lawson as Darla
Nicholas L. Ashe as Micah West
Tina Lifford as Violet Bordelon
Kofi Siriboe as Ralph Angel Bordelon
Dawn-Lyen Gardner as Charley Bordelon West
Rutina Wesley as Nova Bordelon
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||First Things First||2016-09-06||60||
The premiere of the series about estranged siblings who come together to save their family's ailing sugarcane farm in Louisiana. First up: Charley leaves her upscale L.A. lifestyle to return to her family home in Louisiana after her dad suffers a stroke and she receives unwelcome news about her husband.
The siblings plan the funeral, but Charley and Nova disagree about how best to honor their father; and Ralph Angel and Aunt Violet are at odds over whether it's okay for his young son to attend the funeral service. In other events, Charley faces the fallout from the news about her husband and also learns there are things they don't know about their father's farm.
|3||3||Thy Will Be Done||2016-09-14||60||
Charley, Nova and Ralph Angel learn the contents of their father's will and contemplate running the farm together; someone attempts to repossess one of the father's possessions; and the family considers a low offer for the land from a local buyer.
|4||4||The Darker Sooner||2016-09-21||60||
The Bordelon siblings return to their everyday lives: Ralph Angel struggles to run the family farm; Charley resumes managing her husband's basketball career; and Nova seeks justice for a friend's son who she believes was wrongfully imprisoned.
|5||5||By Any Chance||2016-09-28||60||
Nova's relationship suffers because of her pursuit of justice; Charley confronts her husband's accuser; Ralph Angel faces a moral quandary; and Hollywood resumes contact with someone from his past.
Nova and Charley clash over Nova's comments regarding Charley's marriage; Ralph Angel wants out of an illegal arrangement; and Charley discovers what Davis did on the night in question.
|7||7||In No Uncertain Terms||2016-10-12||60||
Charley faces up to the state of her marriage; Ralph Angel wants to farm full time; and Aunt Violet uncovers information about Hollywood that jeopardizes their relationship.
|8||8||Where With All||2016-10-26||60||
The family prepares for a hurricane; Remy questions Charley's treatment of her staff; Aunt Violet worries about Nova's safety; and Ralph Angel quarrels with Darla.
|9||9||Next to Nothing||2016-11-02||60||
The siblings find two dead bodies on the property while repairing damage caused by the storm. In other events, Ralph Angel continues to push for custody of Blue.
Charlie searches for a new mill; and realizes that there's more to the story of the land than originally thought. In other events, Hollywood again tries to mend his relationship with Aunt Violet.
The siblings search for a new mill; Charley is prepared to put her past with Davis behind her; Ralph Angel and Darla help Blue with issues at school; and Aunt Violet makes changes to the diner.
|12||12||Far Too Long||2016-11-23||60||
The Bordelons continue to look for a new mill in time for harvest, and
Additionally, Hollywood and Violet's relationship hits another
|13||13||Give Us This Day||2016-11-30||60||
Charley goes all out to secure an investor; Nova and Calvin reunite, but not everyone is pleased; Aunt Violet tries to make amends with Hollywood; and Ralph Angel makes a shocking discovery.
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||14||After the Winter||2017-06-20||60||
In the Season 2 premiere, Charley and Davis remain entangled; Ralph Angel tries to find his footing on the family farm; Aunt Violet confronts her feelings for Hollywood; and Micah has a dangerous encounter with a police officer. In other events, Nova deals with the loss of her relationshipwith Calvin and later holds a community fundraiser.
Ralph Angel has an idea for the farm, Charley is blindsided during her final divorce mediation with Davis and Nova holds a community fundraiser. Plus, Aunt Violet learns that Hollywood might have been involved in a life-threatening accident.
|3||16||What Do I Care for Morning||2017-06-28||60||
Micah finds solace at Nova's place, Charley confronts Davis about their custody arrangement, and Violet's time with Hollywood might be short-lived. Plus, Nova meets someone at a symposium.
|4||17||My Soul's High Song||2017-07-05||60||
Charley searches for a more permanent home for Micah, a whitefly infestation threatens the farm, and Nova adjusts to a new editor who wants her to change her approach. Plus, Darla makes a decision that has serious consequences.
Charley's therapist appointment brings to light childhood issues, Nova reunites with Dr. Robert Dubois, and Davis meets an intriguing singer. Plus, Ralph Angel meets an old friend during a high-pressured situation.
|6||19||Line of Our Elders||2017-07-19||60||
Charley's opening celebration of the Queen Sugar mills suffers a setback, and Nova learns something surprising about her late father. Plus, Ralph Angel has a run-in with someone he previously robbed.
|7||20||I Know My Soul||2017-07-26||60||
Ralph Angel's confession continues to cause unrest and his appeal to Darla for emotional support conflicts with Charley's wishes. Plus, Nova learns something surprising about Violet.
Nova and Dr. Robert Dubois' reunion hits a roadblock, and Charley's magazine interview raises concerns with the farmers. Plus, Charley confesses her feelings for Remy, and Violet has a health issue. Finally, Ralph Angel and Darla take a big step.
|9||22||Yet Do I Marvel||2017-10-03||60||
Darla reaches out to her family to share her engagement news and Violet's condition worsens. Nova's Zika story causes concern in the community and Micah finally comes to terms with his emotions. Plus, Charley receives an unexpected visit from her mother.
|10||23||Drums at Dusk||2017-10-04||60||
An unexpected encounter creates issues between Ralph Angel and Darla. Meanwhile, the presence of Charley's mother Lorna gives rise to old tensions in the family, and Violet finally sees a doctor about her recurring symptoms.
|11||24||Fruit of the Flower||2017-10-11||60||
Nova and Robert's relationship begins to shift; Ralph Angel feels humiliated by Remy; Hollywood and Violet clash over Hollywood's new friend; Lorna finally reveals the true history of her relationship with Nova and Ralph Angel's father.
|12||25||Live in the All Along||2017-10-18||60||
Nova and Robert's relationship hits a major setback. Darla and Ralph Angel plan their upcoming wedding. Davis offers Charley help with her harvest festival. Later, Davis and Charley realize they've both moved on in new relationships. Davis makes amends.
Remy and Charley discuss their future, Violet receives a life-changing diagnosis, and Nova and Calvin come face-to-face for the first time in months. Plus, Darla reunites with her parents, and she reveals a devastating secret to Ralph Angel.
|14||27||On These I Stand||2017-11-01||60||
Ralph Angel is left devastated by Darla's news, Charley's business is threatened, and Micah has an issue with his school. Plus, Nova receives a new opportunity and Violet reveals her diagnosis to Hollywood.
Charley fires Darla after learning that she's lied to her family. Micah gets suspended from school. Hollywood promises to fulfill Violet's wish list. Jacob Boudreaux suggests he and Charley form a partnership.
Charley's shocking plan to save her business puts her relationship with Remy in jeopardy. Hollywood proposes to Violet. Nova and Remy share an unexpected moment. Ralph Angel decides if he can forgive Darla.
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||30||A Rock, A River, A Tree||2018-05-29||60||
Ralph Angel finally learns the truth about his biological connection to Blue, Charley exposes her hidden plan for Landry Enterprises, and Nova is propositioned by book publishers.
|2||31||Of Their Sojourn Here||2018-05-30||60||
Violet receives a business proposition that she cannot refuse, Nova faces a difficult career decision, and Micah asks his parents to transfer schools. Plus, Charley learns shocking information about Sam Landry.
|3||32||Your Distant Destiny||2018-06-06||60||
Micah starts his new school with excitement, an interaction with Blue leaves Ralph Angel guilt-ridden, and Nova must come up with new material for her book. Plus, Charley reveals her secret plans to Nova, and Darla returns.
|4||33||No Haven in My Shadow||2018-06-13||60||
Darla and Ralph Angel come face-to-face, Hollywood offers Violet a business solution, and Charley learns more about the Landry and Boudreaux families. Plus, Davis reveals a hidden secret to Micah, and Nova reveals something personal to Remy.
|5||34||A Little Lower Than Angels||2018-06-20||60||
Remy and Nova act on their feelings, Ralph Angel bonds with his boss's daughter, and Davis discloses his secret to Charley. Micah and his new friends stumble upon something disturbing, and Darla and Ralph Angel clarify their relationship to Blue.
|6||35||Delicate and Strangely Made||2018-06-27||60||
Remy and Nova address their feelings; Violet receives a business proposal; Blue finally reveals what happened at school; Charley discovers something suspicious; and Ralph Angel goes on a date.
|7||36||Study War No More||2018-07-11||60||
Violet celebrates her 60th birthday, Nova and Remy grow closer, and Darla and Ralph Angel discuss custody. Plus, Violet learns more about her new business arrangement, and the Bordelon family is devastated to discover the Landrys' true plan for the land.
|8||37||Come, Clad in Peace||2018-07-18||60||
Violet's business partnership might be in jeopardy, Micah gets involved in a new protest, and Charley threatens the Landry Enterprises board.
|9||38||The Tree and Stone Were One||2018-07-25||60||
Charley receives unexpected support in her fight against Sam Landry, Nova is made an offer she cannot refuse, and Violet learns the fate of her pie business. Plus, Micah and his friends execute their plan for the plantation, and Charley learns the truth.
|10||39||Here Beside the River||2018-08-01||60||
Violet confronts Nova about her article; Ralph Angel receives a visit from DCFS; and Charley makes another move against Landry Enterprises. Plus, Micah confesses to Keke, and Nova and Remy decide their future.
|11||40||Your Passages Have Been Paid||2018-08-08||60||
Darla and Ralph Angel undergo a heated mediation, Nova makes a confession, and Charley confronts Micah about the fire. Plus, Charley's efforts to stop the prison reach an unexpected roadblock.
|12||41||The Horizon Leans Forward||2018-08-15||60||
Ralph Angel and Darla find some peace, Violet reveals her lupus diagnosis to her family, and the Council makes a decision about the correctional facility.
|13||42||From on the Pulse of Morning||2018-08-22||60||
Ralph Angel receives some unexpected news; the fate of the correctional facility is revealed; Charley makes a proposal on behalf of the farmers; Violet and Hollywood celebrate their love.
|Bianca Lawson||as Darla|
|Nicholas L. Ashe||as Micah West|
|Tina Lifford||as Violet Bordelon|
|Kofi Siriboe||as Ralph Angel Bordelon|
|Dawn-Lyen Gardner||as Charley Bordelon West|
|Rutina Wesley||as Nova Bordelon|
|Henry G. Sanders||as Prosper Denton|
|Ethan Hutchison||as Blue|
|Omar J. Dorsey||as Hollywood Desonier|
|Walter Perez||as Romero|
|Greg Vaughan||as Calvin|
|Timon Kyle Durrett||as Davis West|
|Dondre T. Whitfield||as Remy Newell|
|Glynn Turman||as Ernest Bordelon|
|Marycarmen Lopez||as Reyna Velez|
|Executive Producer||Anthony Sparks|
|Supervising Producer||Carla Gardini|
|Executive Producer||Paul Garnes|
|Co-Executive Producer||Valerie Woods|
|Based on the Novel Of||Natalie Baszile|
|Co-Producer||Cheryl A. Miller|
|Associate Producer||Ryan Stephens|