‘Queen Sugar’ Gets OWN Season 2 Renewal Ahead of Series Premiere

Queen Sugar
OWN’s new original drama Queen Sugar hasn’t even premiered yet, but the network has so much faith in the Ava DuVernay-helmed project that they’ve already renewed it for a second season.

The network announced that the 13-episode first season of the contemporary drama will be followed by a 16-episode Season 2 that will premiere in 2017.
“When we saw the first cut from Ava, we knew right away that we wanted a second season,” OWN president Erik Logan said in a statement. “We think viewers are going to connect with the deeply layered characters and powerful story, and we are excited to be able to share with them Ava’s director’s cut on premiere night without interruption. We are proud to be a network that supports a filmmaker’s creative vision.”

The new series, based on the Natalie Baszile novel, stars Rutina Wesley (True Blood, Hannibal), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Heroes, Luke Cage) and Kofi Siriboe (Awkward). According to the network, the show will chronicle the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Charley, the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; Nova, a worldly-wise journalist and activist; and Ralph Angel, a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

Take a look at the extended trailer for the new series below:

Queen Sugar is set to premiere the first of its ad-free two-night debut on September 6 then will continue in its regular time slot on September 7- Wednesdays at 10 PM on OWN.

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