Filming to disrupt Metairie traffic This evening

Production on the second season of the OWN series "Queen Sugar" is underway in the New Orleans area -- as some motorists in Metairie will find out Tuesday afternoon (March 28).

Filming on the show is scheduled to take place along Severn Avenue between 35thStreet and S I-10 Service Road on Tuesday, causing intermittent traffic disruptions of three to five minutes in all directions between 6 and 9 p.m., according to a Jefferson Parish news advisory.

The filming is being done in coordination with the Jefferson Parish film office. Sheriff's Office deputies will be on-site to help control traffic.

6 reasons to be excited about 'Queen Sugar'

Ava DuVernay screened the first episode of the 13-episode first season last weekend, and if one thing is clear, it's that 'Queen Sugar' isn't your ordinary TV show.

"Queen Sugar" is an hourlong drama produced by Ava Duvernay for Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable and satellite channel. The 13-episode first season, also shot locally, debuted in September to general acclaim. Season 2 is scheduled to film in New Orleans and surrounding areas through August.

According to paperwork filed with the state, Season 2 of the show is being shot on an estimated budget of $41 million, with $30 million of that being spent in-state, including $11.8 million on Louisiana payroll.

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