All good things must come to an end… AHEAD of the season 6 finale, creator of ‘Queen Sugar’, Ava DuVernay has announced the upcoming season will be the LAST!
“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,” series creator Ava DuVernay told Deadline today of the acclaimed OWN drama executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.
Our BELOVED ‘Queen Sugar’, the rural Louisiana-set series will return next year for what is expected to be a 13-episode final run.
So what made DuVernay decide to end the series? She had this to say of her decision:
“As a storyteller, the bravest thing to do is know when you’re done.
Queen Sugar being my first series where I’ve had to consider when I’m done, I’ve had to push myself to say do you have anything more to say that needs to be said with these characters? And I’m so proud of what we’ve done and I’m proud that I’m brave enough to walk away.”
The HIT show debuted in 2016 and has been a HUGE draw to the OWN network since the beginning. Although we hate to see them go, we KNOW that there is still a lot of story left to tell, and the WRITERS will send these characters off the best way possible.
So what can we EXPECT to see in the farewell season? Ava teased us with these words:
“I think it’ll be surprising, but also, my hope is that this is like some of the best series where the end feels like a surprise and it also feels like the only thing that could’ve been done. That’s my goal, you know? We’re definitely studying the great ends of series that we love, and something that feels unexpected but inevitable in the best way is what we’re striving towards.”