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 58 episodes, 2016-2021
Hemky Madera ...  Pote Galvez 50 episodes, 2016-2021
Peter Gadiot ...  James / ... 45 episodes, 2016-2021
Veronica Falcón ...  Camila Vargas 39 episodes, 2016-2018
Nick Sagar ...  Detective Alonzo Loya 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Molly Burnett ...  Kelly Anne Van Awken 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Joseph T. Campos ...  Boaz Jimenez / ... 25 episodes, 2016-2021
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
Alejandro Barrios ...  Chicho 21 episodes, 2019-2021
Ryan O'Nan ...  King George 20 episodes, 2017-2021
David Andrews ...  Judge Cecil Lafayette 16 episodes, 2019-2021
Pete O. Partida Pete O. Partida ...  Tonto 16 episodes, 2016-2018


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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Peter Gadiot's character James Valdez was uniquely not in Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte's original novel on which the series is based, but simply added for additional dramatic effect. See more »


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Narco drug trafficking culture with Pallas Athene women taking the reins
29 June 2017 | by antiflakflakSee all my reviews

The lead female characters of the series are definitely embodying Pallas Athene archetypes, that is interesting for Mexican culture, as I understand the women are still behind in the social roles they can aspire to there. In this series Alice Braga, (Brazilian not Mexican) and actual niece of Sonia Braga is given low level crud errands and kept hostage in the cartel of the Number one drug lord in Mexico, only it is his wife's division of the cartel. His wife wants to go solo and run the drug empire her way or the highway and severe rivalry develops with this husband and wife. I guess the series illustrates the severity of the narco drug trafficking culture, shades of Breaking Bad maybe, but coming from the Mexican angle of things. Worth watching, Alice Braga does a good job, characters not bad, and plot keeps you interested to where this will all lead.

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23 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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