It’s a sweet opportunity for Carmen Marrón…
The Mexican-American writer/director will helm an episode of Ava DuVernay’s drama Queen Sugar for Season 6.
Marrón joins a list of series helmers that includes, Lisa France, Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Cierra Glaude, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Marie Jamora, Shari L. Carpenter, Shaz Bennett and Stephanie Turner.
Queen Sugar, currently in production in New Orleans, is set to premiere later in the fall.
The addition of the nine directors continues DuVernay’s commitment to hiring an entirely woman-led directing team for the show. The latest addition brings the series’ total women director count to 42 filmmakers, 39 of whom are first-time television directors.
Set in rural Louisiana and the fictional community of St. Josephine, Queen Sugar focuses on the trio of Bordelon siblings, played by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe, and their extended family.
Also joining as a recurring character is Marquis Rodriguez.
He will play Isaiah, a college student wise beyond his years who befriends Micah West.
Queen Sugar, created by DuVernay, airs Tuesday nights on OWN.