For quite sometime, director Ava Duvernay has been developing her first television show, Queen Sugar.
It tells the story of an African-American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane in Louisiana and leaves Los Angeles for a fresh new start in the South. The 13-episode series is set to be aired on Oprah’s OWN with a release date scheduled for later this year. According to an interview withReelBlack during Sundance, Duvernay says the show will feature an all female editorial director team pulling from a lot of African American independent film directors.
Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to watch the interview below with Duvernay on the developing project.