It’s nearly time for “Queen Sugar” fans to “take flight” one last time, as we prepare to say goodbye to the Bordelon family.
OWN has released the official trailer for the seventh and final season of the critically acclaimed drama, created by Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 6.
“If we do not honor our past, we dishonor our future. Listen,” says Rutina Wesley’s Nova, the eldest Bordelon sibling, as the clip begins, previewing the tense and tender scenes that will play out over the next 13 episodes.
The first look, set to Al Green’s “Love and Happiness,” tees up the latest developments in the lives of Bordelons: Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) have welcomed their second child, a daughter, and they continue to fight for their family’s future by exorcising their personal demons — namely, his deal with the devil that jeopardized the Bordelon’s sugarcane farm and her continued recovery from addiction and overcoming her history of sexual assault..
“Lifting up the family legacy, that’s a lot of weight. After everything we’ve been through, I see everything I need right here in front of me,” Ralph Angel says early in the video, which tracks the status of the Queen Sugar Mill, reveals the Landry Enterprise logo on the Bordelon farmland and shows him speaking before the Black farmers’ coalition. “All the farmers who came before us, they disrupted the system. And now it’s our turn.”
Meanwhile, Nova (Wesley) seems to be at a crossroads — particularly where love is concerned — as her budding relationship with boyfriend Dominic (McKinley Freeman) looks to be tested by the return of her former partner Calvin (Greg Vaughan, a returning guest star), her ex-lover Chantal (Reagan Gomez, billed as recurring) and the reappearance of her long-lost high school love, played by Tracie Thoms, who joins the series as a guest star.
“Do you miss me?” Calvin asks. “Yes,” Nova admits.
Greater drama looms when Nova is offered the chance to adapt her memoir “Blessings and Blood” into a movie. The secrets she divulged in the controversial book threatened to sever family ties, so no one seems too pleased at the prospect.