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‘Queen Sugar’ Gets Second Season & New Trailer

Ava DuVernay’s new series, Queen Sugar, doesn’t hit airwaves until September, but it’s already been picked up for a second season.

Erik Logan, president of OWN, announced the network was so pleased with the way the first season turned out, they’re extending the drama for another 16-episode season.

“When we saw the first cut from Ava we knew right away that we wanted a second season,” Logan said during a Television Critics Association event in Los Angeles. “We think viewers are going to connect with the deeply layered characters and powerful story and are excited to be able to share with them Ava’s director’s cut on premiere night without interruption. We are proud to be a network that supports a filmmaker’s creative vision.”

The show centers on three siblings–Nova, Charley, and Ralph Angel–as they are forced to deal with the aftermath of a family tragedy and pull together to save their family’s troubled farm. To make matters worse, each sibling is struggling with their own demons as they try to keep the family together.

Queen Sugar premieres over two nights on September 6 and 7 at 10 pm on OWN.

Check out a new extended trailer below.