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Queen Sugar

First Things First (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama

"Queen Sugar" tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, ...See more"Queen Sugar" tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption. Following a tragedy in the family, the siblings must put their complicated lives aside so that they can come together to run the clan's struggling sugar cane farm. Also involved in the farm are Aunt Violet and family friend Remy Newell. See less
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Ava DuVernay (created for television by) (television story by) (teleplay by) | Natalie Baszile (based on the book by)
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Updated Sep 6, 2016

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Sep 6, 2016 (United States)
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57 cast members
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Rutina Wesley
Nova Bordelon Nova Bordelon   See fewer
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Dawn-Lyen Gardner
Charley Bordelon West Charley Bordelon West   See fewer
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Kofi Siriboe
Ralph Angel Bordelon Ralph Angel Bordelon   See fewer
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Nicholas L. Ashe
Micah West Micah West   See fewer
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Omar J. Dorsey
Hollywood Desonier Hollywood Desonier   See fewer
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Dondre Whitfield
Remy Newell (credit only) (as DondrĂ© T. Whitfield) Remy Newell (credit only) (as DondrĂ© T. Whitfield)   See fewer
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Timon Kyle Durrett
Davis West Davis West   See fewer
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Greg Vaughan
Calvin Calvin   See fewer
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Ethan Hutchison
Blue Bordelon Blue Bordelon   See fewer
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Marycarmen Lopez
Reyna Velez Reyna Velez   See fewer
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Tina Lifford
Violet Bordelon Violet Bordelon   See fewer
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Glynn Turman
Ernest Bordelon Ernest Bordelon   See fewer
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Henry G. Sanders
Prosper Denton Prosper Denton   See fewer
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Estrella Nouri
Melina Gold Melina Gold   See fewer
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Alma Martinez
Raquel 'Rocky' Ortiz Raquel 'Rocky' Ortiz   See fewer
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Holly Bonney
Cashier Cashier   See fewer
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Adella Gautier
Elderly Woman Elderly Woman   See fewer
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Kj Smith
Lena (as KJ Smith) Lena (as KJ Smith)   See fewer
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Neil Wells
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Michael Hill
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Michael Buonomo
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Omar Washington
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Derrick Freeman
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Jeremiah Eric Westbrook
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Samuel L. Billions
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Melanie Allyn Williams
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Mary Peyton Hodge
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Tracy Brotherton
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Christopher Heskey
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Fiona McDonald
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Percy Bell
NBA Player (uncredited) NBA Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Bourne Jr.
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Brock Clyburn
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Tyler Dietrich
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Delacroix (uncredited) Delacroix (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar Gale
Anthony (uncredited) Anthony (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kurt Krause
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Ireland Rain
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8.1 / 10 | 141 votes