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Los Angeles – Series creator Ava Du Vernay and clean : Oprah winfrey Network today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series “Sugar queen, “of Warner Bros. Television and ARRAY Filmworks, will complete its seventh season next year. Writing for the final season has begun and production will begin in early 2022 in New Orleans.

“At all, there is a season. And my production partner Paul Garnes and I have had seven wonderful seasons to do ‘Queen Sugar’ with a remarkable cast and crew, alongside our partners at OWN and Warner Bros. Television“, DuVernay shared.” Writing and producing 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 my expectations. Now I feel strongly that the story, which began as a sunrise from a suggestion of Oprah, is ready for its sunset like a fully realized dream. “Queen Sugar” has been one of the true joys of my career and my gratitude is deep and boundless. “

“’Queen Sugar’ is a truly extraordinary series brought to life by Ava’s leadership, brilliant creative team, and incredible cast and crew. Our audiences have been reflected with nuance and care throughout the family history. Bordelon, including their triumphs and challenges, and more importantly, the love they have for each other through it all, ”said Tina Perry, president, OWN. “‘Queen Sugar’ has been an unprecedented success for OWN, garnering critical acclaim, accolades and a loyal and dedicated following. We are very grateful for Ava’s partnership and look forward to a fantastic final season.”

In its six seasons to date, “Queen Sugar” has consistently received critical acclaim and industry recognition. Earlier this year, Emmy Magazine presented the influential series as a cover story declaring it “one of the best hours on television”. African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) awarded the series the award for best television series for four consecutive years, the Impact award in 2021 and several awards for best writing. Additionally, the series received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series and was named TV Show of the Year by the American noir film festival (ABFF). Creator and executive producer Ava Du Vernay was recently named Producer of the Year by Hollywood journalist.

Throughout her run, “Queen Sugar” was praised for her powerful portrayal of a Afro-American family in the Deep South and for DuVernay’s continued commitment to hiring an all-female production team throughout the series. Since its beginnings in September 2016, 42 women performed episodes of SUGAR QUEEN, 39 of whom made their television debuts in the series. At the start of production, DuVernay set up an inclusive initiative to hire an all-female director team and a representative team in terms of race, culture, gender, sexuality, age and physical ability.

“Queen Sugar” is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks of DuVernay and Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is based on the book by Nathalie Baszile. The first five seasons of “Queen Sugar” are currently available to stream exclusively on Hulu.

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OWN: Oprah winfrey Network is the first and only network named and inspired by one iconic leader. Oprah winfrey’s the heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the chain. OWN is a premier destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The company also includes the award-winning digital platform Access OWN anytime, anywhere on and discovery + on mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit and

On Warner Bros. Television

One of the entertainment industry’s most respected prime-time original programming providers since its inception in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces original scripted drama and comedy series for multiple platforms. From November 2021, Warner Bros. Television produces over 60 scripted series for on-demand / streaming services, premium / pay and basic cable channels, and all five broadcast networks.


Founded in 2011 by the filmmaker Ava Du Vernay, ARRAY is a multi-platform arts and social impact collective, winner of the Peabody Award, dedicated to narrative change. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-oriented entities: film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, content company ARRAY Filmworks, programming and production center ARRAY Creative Campus, and non-profit group lucrative ARRAY Alliance.

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