Airdate: Queen of the South

A woman flees to America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is murdered in Mexico, but rises as an unlikely 'Queen-pin.'


Not a drama for Donald Trump…

This week Showcase premieres US Network drama, Queen of the South.

An adaptation of a Mexican telenovela, it is originally based on the best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur by author Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

The story depicts a ‘Queenpin in-the-making’ in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico.

The drama is executive produced by David T. Friendly (Little Miss Sunshine), along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (The Final Girls). Scott Rosenbaum (Gang Related) serves as showrunner. The pilot was written by Fortin and Miller, directed by Charlotte Sieling and executive produced by Pancho Mansfield (Damien).

The cast includes Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza, Veronica Falcon as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot as James Valdez, Hemky Madera as Pote Galvez and Gerardo Taracena as Cesar “Batman” Guemes.

After her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa Mendoza is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America. There, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the same drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the cartel.

8:30pm Thursday on Showcase.

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