‘QUEEN SUGAR’ Season 2 Gets a Premiere Date
OWN has announced that they’re hit series QUEEN SUGAR season 2 will premiere on June 20 and June 21 in a two-night premiere. The series executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay will not only have the two-night premiere, but an all-female directing team handling things behind the camera.
Based on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel of the same name, the series stars Kofi Siriboe, Retina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner as the Bordelon siblings trying to honor their father’s legacy and resurrect his rural Louisiana farm.
Currently in production on the 16-episode second season near New Orleans, the episode will not feature DuVernay directing as she did for the first two episodes of Season 1. Most likely because she was working on Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, which is currently in post. However, it’s likely that she will direct the Season 2 finale.
The first 8 episodes of Season 2 will air this summer with the second half for the fall.
Also starring Tina Lifford, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré T. Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Nicholas L. Ashe and Ethan Hutchinson. In addition to Winfrey and DuVernay, Monica Macer also executive produces.
The NAACP Image Award series also has a new deal with Hulu for the upcoming season and the first one. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and the streamer have a deal that the latter with exclusive online rights to all of Season 1 will star on April 21 and will also play all future seasons once they air on OWN.