Queen Sugar and Claws, two scripted television series that are filmed in south Louisiana, have been renewed. 

Queen Sugar, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network and is shot at a farm in Vacherie and a home in Edgard, has been renewed for a third season. The second season of Claws has started filming for TNT, using a soundstage in New Orleans and on location in Westwego. 

For the first season of Queen Sugar, Warner Bros. spent $23.6 million in production costs in Louisiana, including $9.25 million in Louisiana resident payroll. Estimated Louisiana expenditures for the second season were $29.6 million, including $11.7 million in Louisiana resident payroll. Estimates for the third season are $33.7 million in Louisiana production costs, including $8.8 million in Louisiana resident payroll. 

For Claws, production estimates were $5 million in Louisiana expenditures for the series pilot, including $1.75 million in Louisiana resident payroll; $24.9 million in Louisiana expenditures for the first season, including $8.6 million in Louisiana resident payroll; and $35.2 million in Louisiana expenditures for the second season, including $12 million in Louisiana resident payroll. 

“Warner Bros. has enjoyed a long history of Louisiana hospitality on our productions and we are glad to be back in the state for Queen Sugar and Claws,” said Michael Walbrecht, vice president of public affairs for Warner Bros. Entertainment. “The authentic locations that Louisiana provides for both projects add immense value directly to what our viewers see on screen.”