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'Queen Sugar': OWN series to end with Season 7

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'Queen Sugar': OWN series to end with Season 7
Rutina Wesley plays Nova Bordelon on the OWN series "Queen Sugar." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Queen Sugar will return for a seventh and final season.

Series creator Ava DuVernay confirmed Tuesday to Deadline that the drama was renewed for Season 7.

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"It's a radical act that it lasted this long, and it's a testament to every single pair of hands that touched it and I am so proud of that," DuVernay said.

DuVernay shared the news ahead of the show's Season 6 finale, which aired Tuesday evening.

The Queen Sugar official Twitter account said Season 7 will premiere in summer 2022.

Queen Sugar is based on the Natalie Baszile novel of the same name. The series follows three siblings, Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph (Kofi Siriboe), who inherit their father's sugarcane farm in rural Louisiana.

DuVernay executive produces the show with Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Sparks and Melissa Carter.

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