BY EMANI COLLINS
It is officially summertime! You know what that means. Great shows! June has been filled with new releases and new seasons of fan favorites. We have already witnessed the new season of Orange is the New Black on June 9th. On June 11th, we also had the opportunity to view the new series, Claws, on TNT. It doesn’t stop there. Season four of Power is set to release on June 25th, and that is definitely an anticipated one! Well, what could I be missing? None other than the hit show, Queen Sugar, returning for it’s second season on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Did you tune in on Tuesday night? The two-night premiere is nothing short of exciting! But of course, it leaves fans on the edge of their seats as they are anticipating what is to come for the following night!
Fans geared up for the big premiere as creator of the epic piece, Ava Duvernay, tweeted about the exciting night! Miss Duvernay even tweeted about a newspaper article that she was featured in. The article exclaimed that Miss Duvernay stuck with only accepting women as directors for her successful project, Queen Sugar. She did the same for season one. Thanks for the awesome #GirlPower moment! Because Queen Sugar is such a well-off show, I guess those women that Miss Duvernay put in charge were the right choice!
So many followers of the show were super excited to view the new season as they live tweeted on Tuesday! Since the last episode of season one, which aired on November 30, 2016, fans felt as though they have waited long enough! Besides, I am sure that the ladies missed their eye candy, Kofi Siriboe. Yes, he will be returning as the beloved, Ralph Angel. Tweeters showed their appreciation towards Mr. Siriboe with silly tweets. I think we all have a small crush on Ralph Angel. It’s okay. You are not alone! His presence alone gives you even more of a reason to tune in!
Dawn-Lyen Gardner, who plays Ralph Angel’s half-sister, Charley, will have her work cut out for her this season. Not only will she be trying to make history and keep her deceased father’s farm going, but she has other personal issues that Duvernay will showcase throughout the season. Rutina Wesley will be back for the second season as well, as she is playing Nova, sister to Ralph Angel and Charley. Yes, I am referring to the dreadlocked diva who is all of our hair goals! I am sure Nova and Charley will have some sisterly scenes again. Whether they are showing compassion for one another or arguing as sisters tend to do, be sure to keep up!
Ava Duvernay is a talented and educated woman who has created a show that will always be in our hearts! Make sure to tune in to the rest of the premiere of Queen Sugar and continue watching the series throughout the season! You can catch the show on Wednesdays! This season is set to have even more twists and dramatic plots than before! I know what you are thinking… Is that even possible? Well, it is! Are you ready? Because we are! Grab your popcorn, sit back and relax. It is time for some Queen Sugar!