‘Queen Sugar’ Star Dawn-Lyen Gardner Clarifies Charley Bordelon’s Role in the Show’s Final Season

When the footage debuted, Variety reported that Gardner would not be a series regular for the final season's 13 episodes,

noting that at the end of season 6, the character reunited with her husband Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) and more.

More officially reconciled, accepted it.

But ahead of the start of Tuesday's season premiere,

Gardner took to social media to explain that she "did not participate" in the making of the show's final hours.

You are in my heart forever," her caption continued.

I am grateful and honored to have produced what I created together for the first six seasons from now on.”

As much as Gardner's colleagues show respect online, her on-screen performance has also been lauded over the years.

In 2022, she was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series with co-star Rutina Wesley.