Season 2 of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Has An Official Premiere Date

Season 2 of Queen Sugar is coming to OWN in June. Similarly to the way the series made its initial debut, Queen Sugar will premiere its second season with a two-night premiere on June 20 and June 21. The show is also remain true to their effort of having a season of episodes directed by women. The second season will total out to be 16 episodes.

Based on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel by the same name, Queen Sugar is a sibling drama centered on the lives of the estranged Bordelon siblings Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), Nova (Rutina Wesley), and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) as they struggle to stick together and honor the legacy of their departed father’s sugarcane plantation. DuVernay created the series based on the book and even sat in the director’s chair for a couple of episodes during the show’s first season.

Queen Sugar has been a meteoric hit for the OWN network. When it premiered last year, it had the second best debut of a series ever in the network’s five years. The second night had 2.14 million eyeballs watching, which is huge for a channel that is not a major network.

The show captivated an audience who was attracted to the stories, the complex characters, the realism, and the cinematography of this beautifully crafted contemporary drama. Critics also took notice and Queen Sugar even won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

There’s some good news for people out there who might have missed the first season, the Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey executive produced drama series will also be coming to Hulu soon!

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution inked an amazing deal with the streaming service that gave them exclusive online rights to season 1 beginning April 21. Future seasons will join the first season after they’ve aired on OWN.

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