Queen Sugar has received a bit of good news ahead of its fifth season premiere. OWN has elected to renew the show for a sixth season.
“The way Ava creates space to allow these characters to embody real-world experiences is television at its finest and we are proud to continue this ground-breaking series,” OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey said.
“I hear from so many people that they see themselves in the Bordelon family, and my hope is that through this kind of storytelling the hearts and minds of people are opened for a deeper understanding and empathy of one another.”
This is welcomed news as the show prepares for a revamped storyline in season five. The show was nearly halfway through filming when the show’s creator Ava DuVernay decided to revamp the season to reflect the effects of the pandemic and social justice movement.
— Queen Sugar (@QueenSugarOWN) January 14, 2021
“In season five, Charley remains thick in the battle with the Landry family as she uses the system of local government to protect the community and the farmers who own land, while coming to terms with her son Micah as he navigates his freshman year at Xavier University, an HBCU,” OWN writes.
“Nova launches her new website to support the community while moving out of the Ninth Ward and settles into her romantic relationship with Calvin. Ralph Angel works to manage fatherhood with son Blue and a healthy path forward with girlfriend Darla (Bianca Lawson) despite constant threats to his land and home.”
Queen Sugar will return to a television near you on February 16, 2021.