‘Queen Sugar’ is waving goodbye.
For, it’s been announced that the hit OWN show – which was created by Ava DuVernay – will conclude with its upcoming seventh season.
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Anchored by stars Kofi Siriboe, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Bianca Lawson, and Rutina Wesley, ‘Queen Sugar’ – which launched in 2016 – chronicles the complicated lives of the Bordelon clan in the deep south.
It’s consistently been a ratings performer for OWN and is considered one of the network’s flagship offerings.
With word of its culmination confirmed, ‘Queen Sugar’ season 7 will commence production in early 2022 and broadcast next year too.
DuVernay said of its end in a statement:
“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. 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. Now I feel strongly that the story, which began as a sunrise of a suggestion from Oprah, is ready for its sunset as a dream fully realized. ‘Queen Sugar’ has been one of the true joys of my career and my gratitude is buoyant and boundless.”
Tina Perry, President, OWN, added:
‘Queen Sugar’ is a truly extraordinary series brought to life by Ava’s leadership, her brilliant creative team, and the incredible cast and crew. Our audience has seen themselves reflected with nuance and care through the story of the Bordelon family, including their triumphs and challenges, and most importantly, the love they have for each other through it all.
‘Queen Sugar’ has been an unparalleled success for OWN, garnering critical acclaim, awards recognition, and a loyal and dedicated audience. We are so grateful for Ava’s partnership and are looking forward to a fantastic final season.”
What a show!
Consistently qualitative, oh-so relatable, and led by such a talented cast, ‘Queen Sugar’ will be missed.