Monica Macer (Nashville) has been tapped as  executive producer and showrunner of the Ava DuVernay helmed OWN series Queen Sugar.

The first season of the critically acclaimed series was created and executive produced by DuVernay alongside executive producer Oprah Winfrey.  DuVernay also served as showrunner alongside Melissa Carter.  With DuVernay set to direct A Wrinkle in Time, OWN and Queen Sugar producer Warner Horizon Television decided to bring in Macer to take the reins for next season according to Deadline.

“I am delighted that Monica is joining the Queen Sugar family, adding her unique voice and creative vision to the Bordelon siblings’ journey for season two.  With our successful series launch well underway, we are fortunate to be able to include Monica as we prepare for all of the great things to come in the next season.” – Ava DuVernay

Macer most recently served as co-executive producer on VH1’s upcoming drama series The Breaks. Prior to that, she was a co-executive producer on Nashville, and wrotefor Fox’s Prison Break and ABC’s Lost.

Queen Sugar is an adaptation of Natalie Baszile’s novel of the same name and follows the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Nova (Rutina Wesley); a world-wise journalist and activist, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner); the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star, and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe); a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption.  After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives when they inherit an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

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

 

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