Queen of the South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.
USA Network announced today that Queen of the South has been renewed for a second season. The freshman drama, which premiered in June, follows the story of a woman out to take down the leader of a drug trafficking ring that has her on the run in America after her boyfriend was murdered in Mexico. The show is based on the best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur by acclaimed auther Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
Queen of the South has had a modest showing for the cable network through its first 11 episodes, delivering an average of 2.25 million viewers in live plus 7-day viewing. The show has two episodes remaining in Season 1, with the season finale set for September 15.
There is no word on the number of episodes planned for Season 2, though a return in 2017 is expected. Veteran producer Natalie Chaidez, who executive-produced Syfy's 12 Monkeys among others, is being brought in for Season 2 to take over showrunning duties.
Alice Braga who will be portraying Mexican Drug Lord "Teresa Mendoza" is actually Brazilian and not Mexican.
Alice Braga dubbed her own voice for the Brazilian Portuguese airings of the series in the Space Brasil network.
The exterior shots of the club Camilla uses are of the world famous Lizard Lounge, including the side entrance seen at the end of episode 3. The interior is an entirely different building… [show]The exterior shots of the club Camilla uses are of the world famous Lizard Lounge, including the side entrance seen at the end of episode 3. The interior is an entirely different building altogether as the floor space is much larger than any inside the Lizard Lounge, and lacks its trademark stained glass windows. [hide]