'Queen Sugar' Get Renewed By OWN Before A Single Episode Airs

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We're still more than a month away from the series premiere of the much-talked-about new drama coming to OWN, but the series has already been renewed for a second season.

With director Ava DuVernay at the helm and Oprah and Melissa Carter as executive producers, expectations for the drama are high.

OWN president Erik Logan said in a statement that the show does not disappoint.

“When we saw the first cut from Ava, we knew right away that we wanted a second season,” he said. “We think viewers are going to connect with the deeply layered characters and powerful story, and we are excited to be able to share with them Ava’s director’s cut on premiere night without interruption. We are proud to be a network that supports a filmmaker’s creative vision.”

Queen Sugar is based on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel. The series follows Bordelon siblings Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) as they unexpectedly take over the running of a seen-better-days Louisiana sugarcane farm.

The first 13-episode season of Queen Sugar premieres September 6. Season two will debut in 2017.