Queen Sugar Season 4: New Showrunner, Cast, Release Date

The fourth season of the family drama will have a new showrunner in Anthony Sparks.

Queen Sugar Season 4 is a go!

The OWN network drama from A Wrinkle in Time director Ava Duvernay and Oprah Winfrey based on the book by Natalie Baszile has been a steady critical and commercial hit for the cable network. The fourth season renewal comes ahead of the season three finale, set to air on August 22nd.

Queen Sugar Season 4 New Showrunner

One big change in Queen Sugar Season 4 will be the promotion of co-EP Anthony Sparks to the role of showrunner and executive producer in the show’s fourth season. In addition to being a cast member of Broadway’s Stomp (fun fact!), Sparks has previously written for shows like Blacklist, Undercovers, Lincoln Heights, and The District.He is taking the role over from current showrunner Kat Candler.

“Under Ava’s creative vision and leadership, Queen Sugar continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much needed conversations about our society today,” OWN president Erik Logan said in a statement (via Variety). “We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers and crew, and can’t wait for more of the Bordelon family in season four.”

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Queen Sugar Season 4 Cast

Queen Sugar follows the three adult siblings of the Bordelon family. Rutina Wesley plays Nova Bordelon, a journalist and activist. Dawn-Lyen Gardner plays Charley Bordelon, a moves back to Louisiana with her teenage son to claim an 800-acre sugarcane farm her father left her. Kofi Siriboe plays Ralph Angel, a single father struggling to get his life back together after being released from prison.

The series also stars: Tina Lifford, Omar J. Dorsey, Nicholas Ashe, Dondré T. Whitfield, Bianca Lawson, and Henry G. Sanders.

Queen Sugar Season 4 Directors

One of the cool initiatives producer Ava Duvernay established to at the beginning of Queen Sugar was a commitment to an all-female directing team for the show. This will continue in season four.

Queen Sugar Season 4 Release Date

There is no official news on the Queen Sugar Season 4 release date, but the last two seasons have been summer shows, so look for season four in the summer of 2019.

We’ll update this hub with more news as we hear it.