announced today it has renewed for a fourth season Ava DuVernay
's critically acclaimed drama series Queen Sugar
, ahead of the extended 90-minute season three finale airing Wednesday, August 22 (10-11:30 p.m. Et/Pt).
In addition, Queen Sugar co-executive producer Anthony Sparks
will take the reigns as showrunner/executive producer for season four, continuing DuVernay's intention of providing showrunner opportunities to those who have never before held the position.
"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," said Erik Logan
, president, Own. "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."
In the series' season three finale, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe
) receives some unexpected news,