OWN has set the Season 4 premiere of Queen Sugar. It will be back on June 12.
For the fourth straight season, series creator Ava DuVernay has set another all-female directing team, which includes Cheryl Dunye (who will also be producing director) along with Carmen Marrón, Numa Perrier, Heidi Saman, Bola Ogun and Tchaiko Omawale. They will be making their television directorial debut. More names will be announced later.
Dunye, the groundbreaking auteur most known for her film The Watermelon Woman, made her television directing debut on Queen Sugar and has gone on to helm episodes of Claws, The Chi, The Fosters, Star and the upcoming David Makes Man. Perrier, the creator of Black & Sexy TV is getting rave reviews for her feature directorial debut, Jezebel, which recently premiered at SXSW. Nigerian-American filmmaker Ogun’s short film, Are We Good Parents was an SXSW Film Festival official selection in 2018. Omawale’s feature film, Solace, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2018.
Erica Tazel, Kendall Clark and Walter Perez have been added as recurring stars for Season 4 of the show.
The official description for Season 4: In the series’ fourth season, the contemporary drama returns as the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and preserve their father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. 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 Micah’s (Nicholas Ashe) safety and future. Nova (Rutina Wesley) publishes her memoir and while she goes on a book tour around the country sharing her family secrets and shaking things up at home, she unexpectedly encounters significant relationships from her past along the way. 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.