After following their lives for six seasons, the Bordelon family from OWN drama Queen Sugar definitely feels like family to all of us. Next year, get ready to say goodbye to the fictional Louisiana sisters, who came together at the start of season one to manage their family estate and had gone through a lot since then. Fans wondering will Queen Sugar Season 7 Return?
In November 2021, near the end of season six, OWN announced that Queen Sugar would return for a seventh—and final—season in 2022. Since its premiere, the series has been praised for its rich character depiction and for dealing with relevant issues, ranging from racism towards the Covid-19 pandemic (and their intersection). Similarly, Queen Sugar made headlines for its cadre of all-female directors, many of whom has managed to launch their directing careers thanks to the show.
Creator Ava DuVernay reflected on the series’ ending in an official statement. “For everything, there is a season. my production partner Paul Garnes and I have made seven wonderful seasons of Sugar Queen together with an amazing cast and crew, alongside our partners at OWN and Warner Bros. Television,” shared DuVernay. “Writing and producing seven seasons of a modern drama centered on a black family was a radical act in our industry and a victory that exceeded every expectation I had. Now I have a strong feeling that the story, which began as Oprah’s suggestion, is poised as a fully realized dream. Queen Sugar has been one of the true joys of my career, and my gratitude is immense and boundless.”
As DuVernay puts it, the drama begins through her conversation with Oprah. After the news broke, Oprah strengthened her support for the show. “I really love this show. Thank you all for expressing that love by watching,” he wrote on Twitter.
Here is everything you need to know about Queen Sugar season 7.
Queen Sugar Season 7: Release Date
Queen Sugar will return at some point in 2022, but a release date has yet to be announced. According to OWN, Queen Sugar’s writing team has made progress on the script and production will begin in 2022.
Queen Sugar Season 7: Expected Cast
The show’s full ensemble cast is expected to gather once again. Expect to see Rutina Wesley (Nova Bordelon), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Charlotte “Charley” Bordelon West), Kofi Siriboe (Ralph Angel Bordelon), Nicholas L. Ashe (Micah West), Bianca Lawson (Darla Sutton), Tina Lifford ( Violet Bordelon), Omar J. Dorsey (Hollywood Desonier), Henry G. Sanders (Prosper Denton), and Timon Kyle Durrett (Davis West).
Ethan Hutchinson, who plays Ralph Angel and Darla’s son Blue, will be in season 7 after his character lives in Washington, D.C. considering that Ralph Angel and Darla have a daughter in the finale, his life changes again.
Queen Sugar Season 7: Ava DuVernay knows how it will end
The ending of Queen Sugar currently resides in creator Ava DuVernay’s mind. “I’m excited about where it’s going, so, as we started writing more, the adventure was to take the steps to get to the end of the journey,” DuVernay told Deadline.
Hopefully, the plot will end on a positive note. “Black fun looks good in this family,” Lifford told TV Line, reflecting on the happy ending of season six and what it means for season seven. The finale shows the Bordelon brothers expanding their family: Ralph Angel and Darla welcome a child; Davis and Charley agree to remarry and move to LA; and Nova and Dominic got together. “It can’t and won’t be a good time all the time, but it’s a start.”
Queen Sugar Season 7 Trailer
Unfortunately, until now there is no trailer for season 7. So far, seasons one through five are streaming on Hulu. Season six hasn’t landed on the streaming platform yet, but it’s available for purchase. when you’re done watching, check out Natalie Baszile’s novel that inspired Queen Sugar.
If there is news regarding the seventh season, we will keep you updated. but right now, we can only watch the trailers for the previous seasons. Enjoy!