Ava DuVernay has done it again. She has created, directed, and executive produced another series. Queen Sugar is an upcoming drama premiering on OWN in a two-night presentation on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 and 7 at 10 p.m. After then, the show will be broadcast on Wednesday nights. Oprah Winfrey is working alongside DuVernay. Last month, the series was renewed for a second season before the series even premiered. That means officials must love it enough to give it the green light so soon.

About 'Queen Sugar'

The first season of Queen Sugar has 13 episodes. The Television program features an all-women directorial team.

The team consists of Neema Barnette as director and producer. Award-winning director Tina Mabry is a producer and will also direct two episodes.  Award-winning television writer and professor Anthony Sparks is supervising the series. Oprah Winfrey is a producer, but she does not star in the drama.

The television story is based on the novel by Natalie Baszile that has the same name. The plot is about a woman who unexpectedly inherits an 800-acre sugarcane farm. Charley Bordelon and her teenage son must leave their upscale Los Angeles apartment and move to Louisiana to claim the farm left to her. There is definitely a theme of empowerment when the series speaks loud and clear about a black woman owning property. 

What critics are saying about 'Queen Sugar'

Even before the series airs, critics warn that much has been added to the television version that was not in the book.

Top Videos of the Day

In fact, the lead character of Nova, a journalist and activist appears to have been embellished. Critics say the plot of Queen Sugar is poorly rendered. It starts slow, and the plot is difficult to follow. It might not have been a good idea for DuVernay to have made so many changes from the book. Those who read the book will definitely notice them and will be disappointed.

Queen Sugar, like many movies that Oprah favors, has a lot of plots and sub-plots.There is a mix of sex, crime, and sports. Critics say the stories surrounding what happened on the family sugarcane farm is a bit overdone as well as the sexual content. People will have to watch the series themselves to determine if that's something they want to watch for 13 episodes during the first season.