Is Queen Sugar Season 7 all set to premiere in September 2022? Continue reading to find out.
Queen Sugar is an American drama television series created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, with Oprah Winfrey serving as an executive producer. The series is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by American writer Natalie Baszile. Since the sixth season ended, many fans have been wondering whether or not the show has been renewed for a seventh season. After waiting for quite some time, it is not surprising that the network gave the show the go-ahead.
As it won’t go too long because we have some great news to share! We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on the OWN Network. Here is everything we know about Queen Sugar Season 7.
Will there be a Season 7 of Queen Sugar?
Yes, Queen Sugar will be returning to your television screen for another season which is reported to be the seventh and final season of this massively successful franchise. The network has aired all the episodes of the sixth season, which ended on November 16, 2021. Ahead of the sixth season finale, it was announced that the series was renewed for a 13-episode seventh and final season.
The renewal was also confirmed on the official Instagram handle of the show, quoting, “Take flight one last time. #QUEENSUGAR Season 7, the final season — coming Summer 2022.” Take a look at the post below:
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Queen Sugar Season 7 Release Date
The network has confirmed that the upcoming season of Queen Sugar Season 7 is all set to make its debut on September 6, 2022, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). In August 2022, the news was confirmed by the network on Instagram, stating, “#QUEENSUGAR The Final Season premieres September 6. 🖤” Take a look at the official post below:
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Why did OWN renew Queen Sugar for Season 7?
According to Deadline, “Queen Sugar is a truly extraordinary series brought to life by Ava’s leadership, her brilliant creative team, and the incredible cast and crew,” OWN boss Tina Perry said Tuesday. “Our audience has seen themselves reflected with nuance and care through the story of the Bordelon family, including their triumphs and challenges, and most importantly, the love they have for each other through it all,” the cable exec added.
Further adding, “Queen Sugar has been an unparalleled success for OWN, garnering critical acclaim, awards recognition, and a loyal and dedicated audience. We are so grateful for Ava’s partnership and are looking forward to a fantastic final season.”
DuVernay gushed about how happy she felt that Queen Sugar was still going strong at the start of Season 6 in 2021. “It’s a radical act that it lasted this long, and it’s a testament to every single pair of hands that touched it and I am so proud of that,” she told Deadline at the time.
Moreover, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 93% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 7.4/10 based on 41 reviews and a 100% approval rating for the second season with an average rating of 8.03/10 based on 7 reviews which have continued to be positive for the reader of the seasons.
The website’s critical consensus reads, “With an authenticity of culture and place and strong performances throughout, Queen Sugar rises above melodrama in this alluring, unhurried, and powerful portrait of a fractious black American family.” The show has also won two NAACP Image Awards and 12 total nominations.
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100 based on 25 critics for the season, indicating what the website considers to be “generally favorable reviews”. On IMDb, the overall score of the series is 7.6 out of 10 with 5.3k votes. Hence, it was crucial for the show creator‘s to conclude the series in a satisfactory way, which the fans truly deserve to see after investing so much of their time in streaming the last six seasons and giving it love for so many years.
Queen Sugar Season 7 Cast and Crew
Queen Sugar is produced for OWN by DuVernay’s ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers are Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Garnes, and Shaz Bennett.
The cast from the sixth season is expected to reprise their roles. The main cast members with their respective character descriptions of the show are listed below:
Rutina Wesley as Nova Bordelon: The eldest Bordelon child. She is a journalist, activist, and healer in New Orleans.
Dawn-Lyen Gardner as Charlotte “Charley” Bordelon West: The second Bordelon child. She was conceived when their father Ernest moved west and married a white woman. She is the biracial half sibling to Nova and Ralph Angel, sports manager, mother of Micah, and ex-wife of Davis West.
Kofi Siriboe as Ralph Angel Bordelon: The youngest Bordelon sibling. He is looking to better himself after recently being released from prison. Tied strongly to his family land.
Nicholas L. Ashe as Micah West: Charley’s and Davis’ teenage son.
Omar Dorsey as Hollingsworth “Hollywood” Desonier: A much younger oil rig worker, husband to Violet, and friend of the Bordelon family.
Dondre Whitfield as Remy Newell: An irrigation specialist who was a friend and confidante to Ernest. He soon tries to help Ernest’s grown children and soon becomes Charley’s love interest.
Timon Kyle Durrett as Davis West: A charismatic star basketball player, the ex-husband of Charley, and father of Micah. His involvement in a sex scandal resulted in the end of their marriage.
Tina Lifford as Violet Bordelon: The younger sister of Ernest Bordelon. She acts as the matriarch of the family and lives with her husband, Hollywood.
Bianca Lawson as Darla Sutton: Ralph Angel’s wife and Blue’s mother seeking to reconnect with them both as she is in recovery from drug addiction.
Henry G. Sanders as Prosper Denton: A lifelong friend to Ernest and fellow farmer
Walter Perez as Romero Rodriguez: A doctor and love interest to Charley
Tammy Townsend as Billie: Prosper’s estranged daughter
Moreover, DuVernay will return to direct the series finale, wrapping up seven seasons of the all-women directorial team that she envisioned when directing the pilot. As previously reported, directors attached to Season 7 include Kat Candler, Stacey Muhammad, showrunner Shaz Bennett, Patricia Cardoso, Aurora Guerrero, and DeMane Davis.
Where to stream Queen Sugar Season 7?
When available to stream Queen Sugar Season 7 along with all the other seasons will be accessible to watch on the official OWN website, fuboTV, or Hulu. The viewers can also stream by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Google Play, based on the location and membership preference.
Queen Sugar Season 6: What happened in the final episode?
The last episode of the sixth season, And You Would Be One of Them, was released on November 16, 2021. The episode is directed by Shaz Bennett and written by Anthony Sparks. It is estimated to be viewed by 0.65 million US viewers.
In the finale episode, the viewers got to see that Charley makes a decision about her future with Davis; Micah and Isaiah discuss their friendship; the Bordelon family develops a plan to get their land back; Darla gives birth. Take a look at the official trailer for Queen Sugar Season 6 below:
Queen Sugar Official Synopsis
The synopsis of the series reflects that the show follows the lives of three siblings, one of whom moves from Los Angeles to Louisiana to claim a shared inheritance from their recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for Queen Sugar Season 7 to premiere next month.