OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed Ava DuVernay’s original drama series Queen Sugar for a fourth season, which will see co-executive producer Anthony Sparks taking the reins as showrunner/executive producer.
The season four renewal comes ahead of the extended 90-minute season three finale airing Wednesday, August 22. Following a creative initiative established at the series’ outset, DuVernay assembled an all-female directing team that will continue in the new season.
“Under Ava’s creative vision and leadership, Queen Sugar continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much-needed conversations about our society today,” said Erik Logan, president of OWN. “We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers and crew, and can’t wait for more of the Bordelon family in season four.”