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Queen Sugar Renewed by OWN


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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed Ava DuVernay’s drama series Queen Sugar for a fifth season to air in 2020.

Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Queen Sugar portrays an African-American family in the Deep South. Current season four showrunner Anthony Sparks returns for the fifth season.

“Every character feels like family. Our own. I am excited to see what Ava has unfolding next for the Bordelons,” said Winfrey.

“I’m thrilled to further explore the beauty, pain and triumph of this African-American family, with hopes that their story will continue to resonate with audiences who see themselves in the Bordelons,” said DuVernay. “It’s a real honor to create this work with Warner Horizon and OWN as their support is rock-solid and wonderful.”

“Ava’s vision for Queen Sugar is one of inspired storytelling, and her execution of that vision has given us a remarkable series that makes us so proud,” said Tina Perry, president of OWN. “Her leadership and creative spirit—including the commitment to exclusively hire female directors and establish an inclusive crew—is unprecedented and evident throughout each episode of this beautiful series. We are grateful to Ava and her entire team of talented writers, producers, cast and crew and look forward to another season.”








About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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