'Queen Sugar' To End After Seven Seasons

Ava DuVernay

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Hours before season six of Queen Sugar is set to come to a close, Ave DuVernay has offered some big news about the future of the show. DuVernay has announced that Queen Sugar will end after its upcoming seventh season.

“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 wrote in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

“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.”

DuVernay's OWN hit series has earned a dozen NAACP Image Award nominations and a Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination. It has also helped increase the star power of Rutina Wesley, Kofi Siriboe, Dondre Whitfield and Tina Lifford,

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," OWN President Tina Perry added.

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.”

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