Queen Sugar was the first show created and exec produced by DuVernay to land a series order.
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.
~ Ava DuVernay
Queen Sugar is ending its run. OWN has handed out a seventh and final season renewal for the drama from Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros. Television.
The drama, based on the book by Natalie Baszile, aired both its fifth and sixth seasons this year after DuVernay rewrote season five to reflect the turbulent year that was 2020.
Writing on the final season has already been completed. Production will begin early next year in New Orleans for a debut later in 2022.
The news comes as the current sixth season wraps its run Tuesday on the Discovery-backed cable network, where it ranks as OWN’s longest-running scripted original.
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