Thursday, April 13, 2017

#OWN's hit new show #QueenSugar RETURNS this SUMMER! [details]

The Oprah Winfrey/Ava DuVernay produced drama, 'Queen Sugar' returns in June and this time the ENTIRE season will feature all WOMEN behind the director's lens!

Queen Sugar will be debuting its second season on June 20 and June 21 in a two-night premiere on OWN. Like it did for Season 1.

It’s an approach that has proven a winning strategy so far for the series based on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel. The Kofi Siriboe, Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner starring show of three very different siblings trying to honor their father’s legacy and resurrect his rural Louisiana farm had the second best premiere ever for the then 5-year old network when it opened on September 6 last year. Night 2 of Queen Sugar‘s first season was the best second night debut OWN has ever had with 2.14 million viewers on September 7, 2016.

Currently in production on the 16-episode Season 2 down near New Orleans, the upcoming cycle won’t see 13th director DuVernay getting behind the camera for the premiere as she did for the first two episodes of Season 1. However, it looks like DuVernay, who is in post on Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, will likely direct the Season 2 finale.

As well as the S2 debut, OWN also announced today that Hellion helmer and Season 1 alum Kat Candler, DeMane Davis, Stranger Inside helmer Cheryl Dunye, Aurora Guerrero and Echo Park helmer Amanda Marsalis will be among those directing the second season. The programing plan is that the first 8-episodes of Season 2 of Queen Sugar will air this summer with the second half of the cycle to be broadcast in the fall.

[source: Deadline]

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