Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar returns to OWN for a sixth season in September as the Bordelon family tries to get back to normal following the pandemic.
OWN announced the premiere date Tuesday and released a new trailer for the upcoming season.
The video shows newlyweds Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) preparing to welcome a new baby while struggling to make ends meet. But he promises, “Ain’t nothing too good for you or my little angel.”
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Nova (Rutina Wesley) continues to work on exposing police and political corruption, and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) thinks about running for a state senate seat after she is told “you would make an excellent candidate for state senator” by a fellow politician.
The cast for the new season also includes Nicholas Ashe, Marquis Rodriguez, Omar J. Dorsey, , Tina Lifford, Henry G. Sanders and Tammy Townsend.
As previously reported, Paula Jai Parker (The Wayans Bros.) and McKinley Freeman (Titans) will be recurring guests.
Queen Sugar is produced for OWN by Array Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers for the series include DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Garnes and Anthony Sparks. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.
In continuing the creative vision DuVernay established of hiring an entirely female directorial team, season six includes five filmmakers making their television directing debut. The Queen Sugar season 6 directorial lineup includes: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Carmen Marrón, Cierra Glaude, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Marie Jamora, Shari L. Carpenter, Shaz Bennett and Stephanie Turner, with Lisa France upped to serve as producing director. This upcoming season marks 42 female filmmakers the series has hired since 2016.
Season 6 of Queen Sugar will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
Watch the trailer below: