Queen Sugar, a family drama airing on OWN, will end after Season 7. Disappointed viewers learned that the upcoming seventh season of the Ava DuVernay-helmed series would be it’s last. The final season of the iconic show began filming in early 2022. The show has been hailed since its 2016 launch for its nuanced portrayal of Black families. The show also gained attention for its choice to employ an all-female directing staff, which helped start the careers of several women.
Selma director Ava DuVernay discussed the show’s cancellation. DuVernay, according to The Wrap, merely stated that the show’s run has come to an end. “Everything has its time and place. Together with my producing partner Paul Garnes and our friends at OWN and Warner Bros. Television, we have enjoyed seven wonderful seasons filming ‘Queen Sugar.’ “She made a proclamation about it, essentially.
“To create and produce a modern drama centered on a Black family for seven seasons is a radical act in our profession and an achievement that has far exceeded any hopes I held. I’m confident that the story, which began with the dawn of Oprah’s suggestion, is nearing its sunset as a long-held wish comes true. One of the highlights of my professional life has been working on “Queen Sugar,” and for that, I am eternally grateful.