“Queen Sugar” follows a spirited woman and her teenage daughter as they leave behind their upscale L.A. lifestyle for their Southern roots by way of an 800-acre Louisiana sugar cane farm she inherited from her recently departed father. The show stars Rutina Wesley and was created by Oprah Winfrey who will also have a role in the series.
The show is inspired by a novel of the same name. The show will be directed by “Selma” director Ava DuVernay who will also write and be an executive producer on the show (along with be a co-creator along side Winfrey. According to Variety, “Wesley will star as Nova Bordelon, a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans. Her life, along with that of her brother and extended family, undergoes significant change when her sister, Charley, returns to Louisiana”
Casting directors are now accepting submissions for actors to play migrant workers to be background actors. They are looking for Hispanic men over the age of 18. The shoot date has not been determined yet but it will be sometime within the next few weeks. The location for the shoot has not been announced yet but it will be somewhere between Nola and Vacherie, Louisiana.
If you would like to apply to portray a migrant worker in the OWN Television series, send an email to email@example.com with Migrant Worker in the subject line. In the body of the email include your full name, age, contact number, ethnicity, height, weight, city and state of residency, clear and recent photos including a headshot and a full body shot. In the photos you submit, do not wear hats or sunglasses in the photos and do not send model type professional photos. You will need outdoor work attire to wear for the shoot.