Rutina Wesley to star in Ava DuVernay's OWN series 'Queen Sugar'

January 15, 2016 1:19 PM

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- True Blood alum Rutina Wesley is to star in Queen Sugar, a new series from filmmaker Ava DuVernay set to air on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.

Based on Natalie Baszile's novel and produced by Warner Horizon Television, the drama casts Wesley as Nova Bordelon, a "formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans," a press release said.

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