OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that it has renewed for a fourth season Ava DuVernay‘s critically acclaimed original drama series Queen Sugar, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

In addition, Queen Sugar co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take the reigns as show-runner/executive producer for season four, continuing DuVernay’s intention of providing show-runner opportunities to those who have never before held the position.
In the series’ expanded 90-minute season three finale on Wednesday, August 22 (10-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) receives some unexpected news, the fate of the correctional facility is revealed, and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) makes a proposal on behalf of the farmers. Plus, Violet (Tina Lifford) and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) celebrate their love.
The series also stars Nicholas Ashe, Dondré T. Whitfield, Bianca Lawson and Henry G. Sanders. Timon Kyle Durrett guest stars.
Queen Sugar was named Television Show of the Year from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF Honors) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the second consecutive year and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series.
Following a creative initiative established at the series’ outset, DuVernay assembled an all-female directing team that will continue into the new season.
Congratulations to Ava and the Queen Sugar cast!