Queen Sugar – Season 3 (2018) Trivia



  • In the novel there are only two Bordelon siblings, Charley and Ralph Angel. The third sibling, Nova, was created for the television series.
  • In the novel, Micah Bordelon is Charley Bordelon’s daughter. It appears in the series that Micah will be cast as her son instead of daughter.
  • Show creator Ava DuVernay insisted that every director hired for the series be a woman.
  • Every single episode title from season 2 is taken from a painting made during the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Blue’s mother is played by Bianca Lawson she is Richard Lawson’s daughter, he is now married to Beyoncé’s mother Tina (Knowles) Lawson.
  • Dondré Whitfield’s wife, actress and director Salli Richardson-Whitfield, directed two episodes on season 1.
  • Actresses Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner trained together as actors at Juilliard School.
  • The name of the character Nova comes from the song “Nova” by Meshell Ndegeochelo used in the title sequence.
  • Dawn-Lyen Gardner auditioned for the role of Charley and Darla.
  • All the episodes of season 2 are named after work by artists of the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Even though Bianca Lawson’s character Darla is the same age as Ralph Angel, she in reality is actually fifteen years older than Kofi Siriboe.
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