Thursday, September 12, 2019

OWN Renews 'Queen Sugar' for Season 5

A day after airing the Season 4 finale, OWN has renewed its original drama series Queen Sugar for a fifth season. Moreover, Anthony Sparks will be returning as showrunner after taking over the reins for the fourth season. The drama will return with new episodes in 2020.

The drama stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar J. Dorsey, Bianca Lawson, Nicholas L. Ashe, Ethan Hutchison, Henry G. Sanders, Walter Perez and Tina Lifford.

Ava DuVernay created the drama. She executive produces with Sparks, Oprah Winfrey and Melissa Carter. Warner Horizon Television, Harpo Films, Forward Movement and Array Filmworks produce.

"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."

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

"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, OWN. "Her leaderships 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."