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Queen of the South 

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Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
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Series cast summary:
Alice Braga ...  Teresa Mendoza 52 episodes, 2016-2019
Hemky Madera ...  Pote Galvez 45 episodes, 2016-2019
Veronica Falcón ...  Camila Vargas 39 episodes, 2016-2018
Peter Gadiot ...  James / ... 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Nick Sagar ...  Detective Alonzo Loya 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Joaquim de Almeida ...  Don Epifanio Vargas 24 episodes, 2016-2018
Idalia Valles ...  Isabela Vargas / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2018
Juan Felipe Barrientos ...  The Charger / ... 22 episodes, 2016-2018
Jon-Michael Ecker ...  El Guero / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Yancey Arias ...  General Cortez / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2018
Molly Burnett ...  Kelly Anne Van Awken 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Joseph T. Campos ...  Boaz Jimenez / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2019
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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.

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USA | Spain | Malta | Mexico

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Release Date:

23 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Queen of the South See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Alice Braga who will be portraying Mexican Drug Lord "Teresa Mendoza" is actually Brazilian and not Mexican. See more »

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Remake of La Reina del Sur (2011) See more »

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As a fan of the novel & the telenovela, I love it
24 June 2016 | by cirose-90194See all my reviews

I greatly enjoyed the original story, the book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. I listened to the English translation on audiobook and was drawn in to Teresa's story.

The telenovela, starring the amazing Kate del Castillo, was a wild and intense ride. It greatly expanded the 'world' of Teresa and we got to spend more time actually with her and seeing her experiences rather than in the book where it was mostly told from outsider POV.

What I like about this new show is that it seems to be walking a nice line between the more serious and down to Earth aspects of the novel while injecting the adrenaline pounding flash as well as first person focus on Teresa that the telenovela did.

The changes are enough that you kind of know what's going to come next, but not really so you are still tense with anticipation and worry.

The writing, acting and directing really feel on point and I'm super excited to see where the next 12 (and hopefully more) episodes go.


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