“Queen Sugar” is a family soap adopted from Natalie Baszile’s novel by the same name and is co-produced by OWN matriarch Oprah Winfrey and “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, who is making her first foray into television. In the series Charley (Dawn-Lyen Garner), who is managing the career of her NBA star husband (Timon Kyle Durrett), when a sex scandal shakes their seemingly perfect marriage, at the very moment family upheaval brings her home to New Orleans, where her father’s sugar plantation is in dire straits.

Charlie’s sister Nova (“True Blood’s” Rutina Wesley) is having an affair with a married man; and her brother Ralph (Kofi Siriboe) is lacking in direction while trying to raise his young son apart from the boy’s drug-addicted mother (Bianca Lawson). The death of their father brings the three not-very-close adult siblings back to the old homestead, where long-established tensions flare. Louisiana and New Orleans customs add to the show’s flavor.

The ongoing story line, designed to help keep viewers coming back remains: will they be forced to sell the farm, or can they overcome their differences and make a go of it?

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