True Blood alumna Rutina Wesley has been tapped for a starring role on OWN’s new original drama series Queen Sugar, from Ava Duvernay and Warner Horizon Television.
Wesley played Tara Thornton in HBO’s True Blood, which ended its seven-season run last summer. She also had major recurring roles on Hannibal and Arrow. On the film side, Wesley co-starred in The Perfect Guy and previously appeared on Broadway in David Hare’s The Vertical Hour, opposite Julianne Moore. Wesley is repped by Inspire Entertainment and SMGSB.