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‘Queen Sugar’ Appoints New Showrunner

Queen Sugar just scored a storytelling gem with  Monica Macer, their newly appointed showrunner for season two.

Ava DuVernay, who  took on the executive producer and directorial role that lead to the riveting success of season one, is set to begin directing A Wrinkle in Time.

But, no worries, the show is good hands as Macer was the creative mind behind series such as NBC’s Nashville, Vh1’s The Breaks (co-executive producer), Fox’s  Prison Break and ABC’s Lost.

“I am delighted that Monica is joining the Queen Sugar family, adding her unique voice and creative vision to the Bordelon siblings’ journey,” DuVernay told Deadline.com. “We are fortunate to be able to include Monica as we prepare for all the great things to come in the next season.”

Queen Sugar scored the highest-rated two-night premiere in OWN’s history, when it made it’s September debut.

With stellar performances from Kofi Siriboe, Rutina Wesley, and Dawn-Lyen Gardner among supporting cast members, the story of the Bordelon’s lives and struggles to keep up the family business after their father’s passing, not only touches the heart but introduced a more in-depth look at the history of Black farmers and their battle with estate taxes.

While season one is still gaining love and applause nationwide, we’re already looking to see what season two will deliver!

Queen Sugar airs Wednesday nights on OWN,  10/9 cst.