Queen Sugar is an American drama television series created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, with Oprah Winfrey serving as an executive producer. DuVernay also directs many episodes. The series is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by American writer Natalie Baszile. The series airs on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and premiered on September 6, 2016. Its fourth season started in 2019.