Network: USA Network
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: June 23, 2016 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera, Veronica Falcon, James Martinez, Joaquim de Almeida, Peter Gadiot, Carlos Gomez, Mark Consuelos, and Rafael Amaya.
TV show description:
This dramatic TV series is based on the Spanish-language telenovela and the novel La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It revolves around a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America from a powerful drug cartel.
Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) is a poor young woman from the “barrio” of Jalisco, Mexico. She found a way to rise above her hopeless conditions. She falls in love with a successful member of a drug cartel, Guero. After he is murdered, she must go on the run and she begins her journey that will lead her to become the powerful and wealthy Queen of the South.
A wealthy and dashing man, Don Epifanio (Joaquim de Almeida) seems like the consummate Mexican politician but beneath his smooth veneer is the heart of a determined and ambitious man. A father figure to Guero and Teresa, Guero misreads his benevolence. Teresa realizes she is in danger after his death so she flees to Texas and lands in the operation of Epifanio’s wife, Camila.