Queen of South, is an American crime television series. It premiered on June 23, 2016, on USA Network. The Queen of South series is an adaption of another television series La Reina del Sur, which airs on network Telemundo. M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller are the creators of the series. The series received a mix reviews with 68% of approval ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. However, the creators released four seasons of the series. The production of the fifth season had to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic hit worldwide.
The story of Queen of South revolves around the ambitious, protagonist named Teresa. On the opening scene, we see that she gets assassinated by a single gun blow. The story runs in flashback from here, showing, how she got there in the first place.
The Queen of South narrates the story of Teresa Mendoza. She runs from Mexico after her boyfriend gets killed. She runs and seeks refuge in America. Here, she later associates herself with people from her past. Closely working with them, she helps them to take down the leader of the drug cartel, who killed her boyfriends.
To take the cartel down, she has to work under the same cartel. She can only trust a mysterious notebook she found and her friend. The series received mixed reviews from the critics but indeed is action-packed. The audience can expect a generous amount of twists and blows from the structure of the narrative. In totality, the series isn’t a loss and is binge-worthy!
Season 6 Updates:
Season 5 was supposed to hit the screens in 2020. But, the production had to completely halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the chances of the fifth season to release this year looks bleak, we cannot predict about the sixth season. If the fifth season gets premiered in 2021, we can expect the sixth season to come out no earlier than 2022.
- Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza
- Veronica Falcón as Doña
- Justina Machado as Brenda Parra
- Peter Gadiot as James Valdez
- Hemky Madera as Pote Galvez
- Gerardo Taracena as Cesar
- Joaquim de Almeida as Don Epifañio Vargas
- Jon-Michael Ecker as Raymundo
- Nick Sagar as DEA agent Alonzo Loya
- Yancey Arias as Alberto Cortez
- Alfonso Herrera as Javier Jimenez
- David Andrews as Judge Cecil Lafayette