Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar to End With Season 7

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Prepare for a sweet finish.  

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, E! News was informed that Queen SugarIt will end its seventh season in 2022. This announcement comes just prior to the beloved drama’s six-season finale that airs tonight, November 16.

The series by Ava DuVernay and the Oprah Winfrey Network debuted in 2016, and has been applauded for its powerful portrayal of a Black family in the Deep South. This is a brief introduction to the series. Queen Sugar follows three siblings who claim an inheritance from their recently departed father—an 800-acre sugarcane farm in Louisiana.

The bringing Queen SugarDuVernay stated in a statement that the negotiations were coming to an end. “To write and produce seven seasons of a modern drama centered on a Black family is a radical act in our industry and a triumph that has far exceeded every hope I held. Now I feel strongly that the story, which began as a sunrise of a suggestion from Oprah (Winfrey), is ready for its sunset as a dream fully realized.”