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'Queen Sugar' season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about OWN's family drama

One look at the trailer and it looks like things are really going to get complicated for the Bordelon family in season four

"Have you lost your mind?" Dawn-Lyen Gardner’s Charley Bordelon screams in the trailer for the fourth season of one of the best shows from OWN — 'Queen Sugar'. One look at the trailer and it looks like things are really going to get complicated for the Bordelons. 

The series follows the lives of the three Bordelon siblings. The two sisters in the family — Nova Bordelon (played by Rutina Wesley), a journalist and Black Lives Matter activist from New Orleans and Charley Bordelon (played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner), a working wife and mother who, along with her teenaged son Micah, leaves her upscale home in Los Angeles and moves to Louisiana to claim her inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm. Their brother Ralph (played by Kofi Siriboe) is a single parent struggling with unemployment and raising his son alone after the death of his father.  

Release date

The fourth season of 'Queen Sugar' will premiere on June 12, 2019, at 9 pm ET/PT on OWN. 


"The Bordelon family [discovers] Nova is publishing her memoir which divulges long-held family secrets. Unrest, tension, and heartbreak fester at home as Nova embarks on a book tour and unexpectedly encounters significant relationships from her past along the way," the official description for the new season outlined.


Rutina Wesley as Nova Bordelon

Rutina Wesley attends the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Wesley plays the role of Nova Bordelon, the eldest Bordelon child, a journalist, activist, and herbal healer. The actress is also known for her role in HBO's 'True Blood' as Tara Thornton.

Dawn-Lyen Gardner as Charley Bordelon

Dawn-Lyen Gardner of Queen Sugar attends Day Two of the Vulture Festival Presented By AT&T at Milk Studios on May 20, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Dawn-Lyen Gardner plays the role of Charlotte 'Charley' Bordelon West. She is the middle Bordelon child and a half-sibling to Nova and Ralph. Charley is a sports manager, mother of Micah and ex-wife of Davis. Gardner is also known for her role on CBS' 'God Friended Me'.

Kofi Siriboe as Ralph Angel Bordelon

Kofi Siriboe attends the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Kofi Siriboe plays the role of Ralph Bordelon, the youngest of the Bordelon children. He plays the brother of the Bordelon sisters looking to better himself after being released from prison. Siriboe is also known for his performances on 'Whiplash', 'Straight Outta Compton', 'Lincoln Heights' and 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'. 


Created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

DuVernay requires no introduction with works like 'Middle of Nowhere', '13th', 'Selma' and the recent 'The Red Line' and 'When They See Us' — all of which received critical acclaim. DuVernay won the directing award in the US dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for 'Middle of Nowhere', which made her the first black woman to bag the award. For 'Selma', DuVernay became the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With the same film, she was also the first black female director to have her movie nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.



When the eldest sister Nova pens a bestselling memoir with an explosive book that reveals the lives and many secrets of her siblings, her relatives and their past, we see their intimacy being threatened. The trailer to the fourth season shows Nova interacting, rather poorly, with her siblings and other members of the family as they question her decision to write the book that dredges up their past and their secrets — everything they have worked hard to forget. 

"I ain't your research, Nova. I'm your baby brother," Ralph yelled in another scene.

Where to watch

The fourth season of 'Queen Sugar' will premiere on Wednesday, June 12, at 9/8c on OWN.

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