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Queen Sugar Resumes Production. Returning To OWN in 2021

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Fans of OWN’s Queen Sugar will have to wait until 2021 to catch up with Ralph Angel, Charley, Nova and aunt Vi.

OWN announced today that production has resumed in New Orleans for the fifth season of the critically acclaimed series from creator Ava DuVernay The series previously began filming in March before shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that production has started back up the series is slated to return to OWN in 2021.

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As filming halted and the world faced multiple pandemics, DuVernay decided to completely revamp the season to address the very real issues our country is facing through the lens of the beloved Bordelon family and the fictional community of St. Josephine. DuVernay reconceived the character arcs and storylines, writing alongside returning showrunner Anthony Sparks and co-executive producer Norman Vance to tackle head-on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protest movement that swept the country, and the lead-up to elections to showcase the specific impact and ramifications these issues have on communities and people of color. Through it all, viewers will see the joy around the pain, and humanity’s ability to persevere and find light in the darkest of times.

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WATCH: Queen Sugar Season Four Trailer Shows A Family Divided

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OWN unveiled the new trailer and key art for its highly-anticipated season four return of Queen Sugar.

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In season four the Bordelon family discovers that Nova is publishing her memoir which divulges long-held family secrets. Unrest, tension and heartbreak fester at home as Nova embarks on a book tour and unexpectedly encounters significant relationships from her past along the way.

Charley remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure the safety and future of her teenage son Micah.  Ralph Angel is managing fatherhood and his complicated relationship with ex-girlfriend Darla after learning he is not the biological father of his son, Blue, and is encouraged by an old friend to create opportunities for formerly incarcerated men.

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The Bordelon siblings’ free-spirited Aunt Violet who married Hollywood in season 3, revealed her Lupus diagnosis to her family along with plans to open her own pie shop.

Once again, executive producer, Ava DuVernay has put together an all female directing team for the fourth season, which premieres June 12th.