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True Blood's Rutina Wesley joins new OWN drama from Oprah and Ava DuVernay

Rutina Wesley is linking up with Selma director Ava DuVernay for a new OWN series. The former True Blood star will be a series regular in Queen Sugar, based off Natalie Baszile’s novel of the same name.

The 36-year-old Wesley will play Nora Bordelon, a New Orleans-based journalist and activist. Her family’s life changes when her sister Charley moves back from Los Angeles to help tend to the family’s sugarcane farm.

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Rutina Wesley talks 'True Blood' season premiere twist (and what Tara should sing in that 'True Blood' musical)

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched True Blood’s season 7 premiere, stop reading now (or at least read our recap first). Rutina Wesley talked with EW about the opening twist. 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you know Tara would be killed off when you filmed the season 6 finale?

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'True Blood' star Rutina Wesley teaches kids the word 'plan,' meets some vampire Muppets on 'Sesame Street' -- VIDEO

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When True Blood star Rutina Wesley visited Sesame Street, she probably didn’t plan on meeting any vampires (the Count wasn’t around that day). But Tara Thornton’s real-life alter ego still managed to encounter some fellow vampires when she filmed a segment for the PBS show last June.

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