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Ex-DAYS Star Greg Vaughan Lands Role In Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVerney's TV Project, QUEEN SUGAR!

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Those who will miss Greg Vaughan when he wraps up his run as Eric Brady on-screen on Days of our Lives sometime this April, will now know where to find the popular fan favorite next.  Vaughan has been cast in Oprah Winfrey and Selma director, Ava DuVerney’s new TV series for OWN entitled Queen Sugar!

Last week, Vaughan shared some key iconic streets of New Orleans and posted a few pictures announcing his exciting news, including a tweet that related:  “Let the Magic begin @AVAETC @OWNTV @QueenSugarOWN #queensugar #avadevernay #owntv #gregvaughan #newseries”

In Queen Sugar, the series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon, the formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon a modern woman, who, with her teenage daughter Micah, leaves her upscale apartment in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.   The series is based on the book Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile.

Vaughan will portray Calvin, a cop and longtime lover of Nova (Rutina Wesley), who shares a deep connection with her despite being married.

Dondre Whitfield, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Omar Dorsey are just some of the other actors attached to the project.

So, what do you think of Greg landing his first role post-DAYS with Oprah and Ava on their new series?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Gee Boggs

    February 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

    As with all his work, the public can anticipate an outstanding job by Mr. Vaughan. Gee Boggs, Sonoma, CA

  2. damien

    February 23, 2016 at 11:34 am

    congrats to greg!!!
    he will be sorely missed on days
    last weeks interaction with a drunk eric and drugged up jen was the highlight of last week!, of course the powers that be left the audience hanging for more of rafe/ hope, crying nicole and something about belle and phillip
    greg vaughan and melissa reeves chemistry was so passionate and sordid that it left me wanting way more….too bad it looks like not much more will come of this potential explosive affair!
    gregs such a keeper and obviously wouldnt last long unemployed, days loss is oprahs gain! unfortunatly days may have lost a viewer but i look forward to his new endevour

  3. penny

    February 23, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Congrats to him. I hope he continues to book work because he’s such a fine actor.

    • nancy dillingham

      February 25, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Yes, congrats to Greg–was hoping he would return as Lucky on GH.

  4. Patrick

    February 23, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    He dazzles

    he’s the current day; William Holden

    DAYS has erred on plenty

    Eric BRADY; Eve Donovan BRADY; Will Roberts HORTON

  5. Timmm

    February 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Well, another case of a talented actor taking that next step. I would bitch about DAYS releasing him or GH not signing him BUT this is Good for Greg and its a nice step up. Good luck sir! One other compliment for Greg. You know there will never be another Lucky Spenser like there will never be another Billy Abbott BUT Greg did quite well as Lucky and Jason Thompson seems to be capable of filling Billy Miller’s shoes.

  6. Llanviewer717

    February 23, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations to Greg. He’s a terrific actor and I always enjoy his work. I’m surprised his scenes will continue on Days until April. Not that I’m complaining. I don’t want him to go. I’m just shocked they are dragging out his departure. The very best of luck to Greg in his future.

  7. Randy

    February 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Greg is a wonderful actor, and very sexy and masculine. Yummy Yummy eye candy LOL. I need to take a cold shower now, before my boyfriend comes home.

    • jaybird369

      February 24, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Randy…oh, I DEFINITELY agree!!!!! Greg Vaughan is H-O-T AS HELL!!!!! And, (as you say) a wonderful actor. Y-U-M ALL-AROUND!!!!!! TOTALLY!!!!!!

      • Randy

        February 24, 2016 at 10:50 pm

        Yes he is jaybird, Hot and Yummy LOL.

  8. Allen saint james

    February 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve never thought of him as a good actor until the drunk scenes with Jennifer Horton the other day. I was dumbfounded and wondered why he played luck Spencer with such stiff dopey Ness when he can obviously play darkwr

  9. Donna Mackie

    February 23, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    GREG VAUGHAN..MY FAVORITE

  10. Dylan

    February 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I can NOT fathom why soap after soap has failed to recognize this man’s talent. I always believed him and Nicole were endgame. They had off the charts chemistry. But he played surly and depressed as Eric very well too LOL.

  11. James R. Poissant

    February 24, 2016 at 6:44 am

    This is always good news to see an actor on soaps find work outside the genre. Goes to show they can do other things besides soaps as others have said in the past which really irritates me.

  12. Rj

    February 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Lots of good luck, Greg! Sounds like a great role! Loved you on Days! Sorry you are leaving. We will miss you, but I wish you the best! Hope Eric can come back and visit!

  13. nancy dillingham

    February 26, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Now they’ve gone and done it–having Joey smother Ava! Though Hope’s shooting of Stefano was bad enough. Guess Greg Vaughan is glad he’s leaving this sinking ship.
    Seems Days has gone the way of GH. Just sad–some much potential after the so called “revival” of Day! Arrrgh!

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