Queen of the South is based on the literary page-turner "La Reina Del Sur", the top-selling novel by the internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which also yielded a Telemundo series that became one of the most popular telenovelas of all time for USA's sister network. It tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel.

Queen of the South - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-06-23

Queen of the South - Queen of the South (TV series) - Netflix

Queen of the South is an American television crime drama-thriller series. It premiered June 23, 2016, on USA Network and is an adaptation of the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur, which airs on USA's sister network Telemundo, which in turn is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. On September 6, 2016, USA Network renewed the series for a second season which premiered June 8, 2017. On August 10, 2017, USA renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on June 21, 2018.

Queen of the South - Main cast - Netflix

Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza Veronica Falcon as Doña Camila Vargas, Don Epifanio's estranged wife and head of the American chapter of the Vargas Cartel in Dallas, Texas Justina Machado as Brenda Parra, Teresa's best friend, Chino's wife, and Tony's mother (Season 1) Peter Gadiot as James Valdez, Camila's right-hand man Hemky Madera as Pote Galvez, a lieutenant in the Vargas Cartel Gerardo Taracena as Cesar “Batman” Guemes, Don Epifanio Vargas' right-hand man (Season 1-2) Joaquim de Almeida as Don Epifanio Vargas, Camilla Vargas' husband, head of the Vargas Cartel (see: Sinaloa Cartel), and a candidate for the governor of the Mexican state of Sinaloa (Seasons 1-2) Jon-Michael Ecker as Raymundo “El Güero” Davila (Season 2, recurring season 1) Nick Sagar as DEA agent Alonzo Loya

Queen of the South - References - Netflix