Queen Sugar is based on a novel by Natalie Baszile. It follows the life of the three Bordelon siblings- two sisters and a brother. Nova is a journalist, activist, and a herbal healer from New Orleans. She is also bisexual. Nova has a brief romance with Black Lives Matter activist and lesbian Chantal Williams. The other sister Charley has a teenage son Micah. Charley moved from LA to the heart of Louisiana. And brother Ralph is a single parent who is struggling with unemployment and the drug addict mother of his children.