‘Queen Sugar’ Season 7: What We Know

OWN Family Drama Fans sugar queen were heartbroken when it was revealed that the upcoming seventh season would be the show’s finale. Since its premiere in 2016, the show has been hailed for showcasing black families in a multifaceted way. The show also made headlines for its decision to have all-female directors, many of whom launched directing careers solely for their behind-the-scenes roles on the show. With Selma director Ava DuVernay behind the series, it’s no wonder it’s been a hit with viewers.

Filming for Season 7 is underway in Louisiana, the same state the series is set in. The series centers on the Bordelon family in the rural south as they struggle to maintain the sugar cane farm their father left behind. Among the show’s many themes explored are generational wealth and property within the black community, police brutality, racism, economics, marriage, sexuality, and sexism. But the biggest theme of all is the power of love and family.

Season 6 ended with Darla (Bianca Lawson) in labor with her second child and the family uncovering a major scheme by their longtime enemy in order to save their land. Season 7 will pick up where they left off and will more than likely follow Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla settling down, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) rekindling romance, budding relationship from Nova (Rutina Wesley) with neighbor Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) exploring his sexuality, and more Aunt Vi (Tina Lifford) and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) babysitting with longtime friend Prosper (Henry G. Sanders) at the helm alongside them.

Season 7 is expected to air this year. DuVernay said she knew how the show would end and always has since she started working on it.

Lawson spoke with Popculture.com in an interview last winter about his hopes for his character in his final season. “I hope she continues to thrive. But obviously it’s television, and I guess it would probably be boring for viewers if it was just like… But I like to be surprised,” she said.

Rachel J. Bradford