USA Network renews ‘Queen of the South’ for a second season

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) — USA Network says it has ordered a second season of Queen of the South, its drug-trafficking drama starring Alice Braga.

Former 12 Monkeys executive producer Natalie Chaidez has signed on as showrunner for Season 2 of the adaptation of Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s book La Reina Del Sur.


The program is a co-production from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. It co-stars Verónica Falcón, Justina Machado, Peter Gadiot, Hemky Madera and Gerardo Taracena.

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 with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug-trafficking ring that has her on the run,” the network said in press notes.



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