Queen Sugar‘s production was halted last year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But that allowed Ava DuVernay to incorporate the coronavirus and racial tension over the Summer in the upcoming fifth season.

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The drama series follows the Bordelon family as they pull together to fight the forces sent to destroy them.

As per OWN:


“In season five, Charley remains thick in the battle with the Landry family as she uses the system of local government to protect the community and the farmers who own land, while coming to terms with her son Micah as he navigates his freshman year at Xavier University, an HBCU. Nova launches her new website to support the community while moving out of the Ninth Ward and settles into her romantic relationship with Calvin. Ralph Angel works to manage fatherhood with son Blue and a healthy path forward with girlfriend Darla despite constant threats to his land and home.”

“What a joy and an honor to continue the stories of Queen Sugar with our partners at OWN and Warner Bros.,” said DuVernay in a statement. “On behalf of every producer, editor, costumer, grip, writer, cast member, and all departments involved in making this series, we’re delighted to delve into a sixth season and to bring our beautiful audience more of the Bordelon family.”

Check out the trailer below: