Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Gets Season 2 Pickup From OWN

A month shy of its series premiere, Queen Sugar already looks poised for a successful run on OWN. According to Deadlinethe Ava DuVernay directed drama was renewed for a second season that will launch sometime in 2017.  The series, which is executive produced by media titan Oprah Winfrey and Melissa Carter, will commence with a 13-episode first season slated to air on September 6.

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“When we saw the first cut from Ava, we knew right away that we wanted a second season,” said OWN president Erik Logan. “We think viewers are going to connect with the deeply layered characters and powerful story, and we are excited to be able to share with them Ava’s director’s cut on premiere night without interruption.”

For those who are unaware of the synopsis, Queen Sugar chronicles the life of two sisters whose lives are upended when they unexpectedly inherit their father’s 800-acre sugarcane farm in Louisiana.