Queen Sugar Announces Final Seventh Season!By The DivaGals | November 16, 2021 | Entertainment
We never thought it would end! Series creator Ava DuVernay and OWN Network have announced that the critically-acclaimed drama series Queen Sugar is concluding in its seventh season next year. The show is set to air its final season in 2022.
“To everything, there is a season. And my producing partner Paul Garnes and I have had seven gorgeous seasons making Queen Sugar with a remarkable cast and crew, alongside our partners at OWN and Warner Bros. Television,” DuVernay shares in a statement. “To write and produce seven seasons of a modern drama centered on a Black family is a radical act in our industry and a triumph that has far exceeded every hope I held.”
Queen Sugar tells the trials and tribulations of the Bordelon siblings living in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption.
Throughout its run, Queen Sugar has been lauded for its powerful portrayal of an African-American family in the Deep South and for DuVernay’s continued commitment to hiring an all-female directing team throughout the entire series run. Since its debut in September 2016, 42 women have directed episodes, 39 of whom made their television directorial debut on the series. At the outset of production, DuVernay established an inclusive initiative to hire an all-female directorial team and a representative crew in terms of race, culture, gender, sexuality, age and physical ability.
While we’re sad to see Queen Sugar go, we praise Duverney and OWN for prioritizing Black family drama and giving women a platform behind the scenes.