Queen Sugar will return for another season

Written by Staff Writer at CNN Queen Sugar stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Oscar nominee Zulay Henao, Kimberly Elise, Adam Godley, Rochelle Aytes, Alfred Enoch, DJ Qualls, Stephen Hill and Rutina Wesley are reuniting on the…

Queen Sugar will return for another season

Written by Staff Writer at CNN

Queen Sugar stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Oscar nominee Zulay Henao, Kimberly Elise, Adam Godley, Rochelle Aytes, Alfred Enoch, DJ Qualls, Stephen Hill and Rutina Wesley are reuniting on the small screen for a new drama for ABC Family.

Queens, produced by Lionsgate and Black Lightning showrunner Salim Akil, was created by Gardner and Longmire executive producer Brooke Kennedy. In a statement, Kennedy said: “I had an out of body experience the first time I looked down and saw Dawn.”

“She’s a queen,” said Gardner. “I’ve done a fair amount of acting and my favorite role has been Wonder Woman and this role that I get to get crazy, operatic, and ravishing in all of these settings is to do Queen Esme. I’ve been saying for a very long time, it’s an honor to be the first Latina to play a major character like this. Esme is sort of the queen of all characters in the book, she’s strong, she’s wise, she’s gorgeous, she’s magnetic, she’s playful, she’s sexually liberated, she’s fearless and all that is mixed with, like, a whip in her hand.

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