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 56 episodes, 2016-2021
Hemky Madera ...  Pote Galvez 48 episodes, 2016-2021
Peter Gadiot ...  James / ... 43 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 25 episodes, 2017-2021
Joaquim de Almeida ...  Don Epifanio Vargas 24 episodes, 2016-2018
Joseph T. Campos ...  Boaz Jimenez / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2021
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
Ryan O'Nan ...  King George 19 episodes, 2017-2021
Alejandro Barrios ...  Chicho 16 episodes, 2019-2021
Pete O. Partida Pete O. Partida ...  Tonto 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Justina Machado ...  Brenda Parra 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Alfonso Herrera ...  Javier Jimenez 15 episodes, 2018-2019
David Andrews ...  Judge Cecil Lafayette 15 episodes, 2019-2021


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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Alice Braga dubbed her own voice for the Brazilian Portuguese airings of the series in the Space Brasil network. See more »


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Great Show...If you like Breaking Bad, The Bridge, Narcos. This Show's for you!
14 July 2016 | by micahdunfordSee all my reviews

Have only seen 2 episodes, but I find it an addictive show. 2016 is a very bad year for new television series and some good one's being canceled "The Bridge" last year. It has become a chore to to find interesting television... "Better Call Saul" is OK and watchable but it is a bit boring and lackluster especially compared to "Breaking Bad". I am looking forward to new season of "Narcos" and I would compare this series to "Narcos" with more of an American/Mexican FLARE similar to "The Bridge". The lead player's in the show are very realistic and Joaquim DE Almeida had a role in "Clear and Present Danger" one of my favorite drug cartel movies of all time. I think he brings solidity to the series and I can't wait to see what he is up to!

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23 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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