Queen Sugar has been renewed for Season 5 at OWN. This comes after its Season 4 finale, which introduced Underground and How to Get Away With Murder star Amirah Vann as a new character, aired Wednesday night.
Season 4 showrunner Anthony Sparks will remain in that capacity for Season 5.
“I’m thrilled to further explore the beauty, pain and triumph of this African-American family, with hopes that their story will continue to resonate with audiences who see themselves in the Bordelons. It’s a real honor to create this work with Warner Horizon and OWN as their support is rock-solid and wonderful,” said Ava DuVernay in a statement.
“Every character feels like family. Our own. I am excited to see what Ava has unfolding next for the Bordelons," said Oprah Winfrey.
Here is the official description for the recently-wrapped fourth season: The contemporary drama series is back for the fourth consecutive year, following the Bordelon family as they discover Nova (Rutina Wesley) is publishing her memoir which divulges long-held family secrets. Unrest, tension and heartbreak fester at home as Nova embarks on a book tour and unexpectedly encounters significant relationships from her past along the way. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure the safety and future of her teenage son Micah (Nicholas Ashe). Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is managing fatherhood and his complicated relationship with ex-girlfriend Darla (Bianca Lawson) after learning he is not the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and is encouraged by an old friend to create opportunities for formerly incarcerated men.
Tina Lifford, Omar J. Dorsey and Henry G. Sanders also star.