OWN has announced the premiere date and they’ve also dropped the trailer for Queen Sugar‘s upcoming sixth season. The new season will premiere on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. on OWN.
Here’s the official description:
Queen Sugar returns as newlyweds Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) prepare to welcome a new baby while struggling to make financial ends meet. Nova (Rutina Wesley) reaches her breaking point while continuing to expose police and political corruption, and finds unlikely support from a new neighbor, Dominic (McKinley Freeman). Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) explores political opportunities on a national scale as she navigates reconnecting with ex-husband Davis West (Timon Kyle Durrett), while her son Micah (Nicholas Ashe) grapples with college life amid the lasting effects of PTSD and growing confusion over a relationship with his new fraternity brother (Marquis Rodriguez).
The season continues the tradition started by DuVernay in season 1 of having a directorial team of all women. Season 6 directors are Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Carmen Marrón, Cierra Glaude, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Marie Jamora, Shari L. Carpenter, Shaz Bennett and Stephanie Turner. Lisa France has also been upped to serve as producing director. As of season 6, the series has hired 42 female filmmakers, with 39 of them being first-time television directors.
Queen Sugar is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Season 6 is executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Garnes and Anthony Sparks. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.
Watch the trailer below: