Oprah Winfrey’s OWN dropped extended trailers for the third season return of Queen Sugar, as well as new romantic drama Love Is___.
In Queen Sugar, the Bordelons are a legacy worth fighting for as they continue their fight to save their family farm as the navigate their own personal journeys—and discover that fight extends to the larger community.
As the season begins, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) continues to battle the Landry family while trying to ensure Micah’s (Nicholas Ashe) safety and future. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is still reeling from learning from Darla (Bianca Lawson) that he might not be the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and attempts to push forward as the new cane season begins. A new and unexpected love in the form of an old friend comes into Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) life and challenges her long-held notions of relationships while also offering her something she didn’t think she could ever have.
From filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar was named Television Show of the Year from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF Honors) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the second consecutive year and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series.
Season three premieres May 29 at 10 p.m. on OWN.
The network also debuted an extended trailer for Love Is___, set primarily in the 1990s against a Hollywood backdrop. It follows Nuri (Michele Weaver, Illicit) and Yasir (Will Catlett, Black Lightning), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts.
Told from the perspective of the couple’s present-day selves, the series also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time, reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later—a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family.
Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling—and staying—in love.
Love Is___ also features castmembers Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Coming to America), Tim Reid (Sister, Sister), Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi), Tammy Townsend (Sherri), and Michael King (Black Lightning).
It is from producers Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, The Game) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning), and premieres June 19 at 10 p.m.