“The Kings of Napa” premiered on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network this week bringing a soapy drama about a Black family-owned winery to the line-up. The juicy new drama was created by Claws showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois, and explores the familial tensions created by major decisions from its patriarch Reginald King as they run House of Kings, their family winery. The series highlights the Black family at the helm of a successful wine business — a rarity on the big screen and in Wine Country.
The addictive family drama takes viewers into the gorgeous and fabulous world of the King family in Napa Valley, California, who are described as an, “aspirational African American family whose wealth and status lands them on the pages of design magazines and society pages.” The show centers around the King family grappling with how to run the family business as Reginald’s secrets emerge from the shadows.
While their family wine business has lifted them up and brought success for years, the series focuses on the three King siblings when power is suddenly up for grabs within the business. The show follows them as they, “uncover deceptions that threaten to tear them and their kingdom apart.”
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY