Queen of the South (TV series)

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Queen of the South
Genre
Created by
Based on La Reina del Sur
by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Written by
Starring
Theme music composer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 33 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Cinematography
  • Cameron Duncan
  • Alejandro Martinez
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network USA Network
Original release June 23, 2016 (2016-06-23) – present
External links
Website

Queen of the South is an American television crime drama-thriller series. It premiered June 23, 2016, on USA Network[4] and is an adaptation of the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur, which airs on USA's sister network Telemundo, which in turn is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte.[5] On September 6, 2016, USA Network renewed the series for a second season which premiered June 8, 2017. On August 10, 2017, USA renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on June 21, 2018.[6]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

The cast and crew of the TV show Queen of the South at the ATX Television Festival presentation of the show. From left: Moderator Jarett Wieselman, David T. Friendly, Alice Braga, Veronica Falcón, Joaquim De Almeida, Jon-Michael Ecker, Justina Machado, Peter Gadiot, Hemky Madera and Gerardo Taracena
  • Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza, a poor woman from Jalisco, Mexico who becomes a wealthy woman by building a drug empire
  • Veronica Falcon as Doña Camila Vargas, Don Epifanio's estranged wife and head of the American chapter of the Vargas Cartel in Dallas, Texas
  • Justina Machado as Brenda Parra,[7] Teresa's best friend, Chino's wife, and Tony's mother (Season 1)
  • Peter Gadiot as James Valdez,[8] Camila's right-hand man
  • Hemky Madera as Pote Galvez,[9] a lieutenant in the Vargas Cartel
  • Gerardo Taracena as Cesar "Batman" Guemes, Don Epifanio Vargas' right-hand man (Season 1-2)
  • Joaquim de Almeida as Don Epifanio Vargas, Camilla Vargas' husband, head of the Vargas Cartel (see: Sinaloa Cartel), and a candidate for the governor of the Mexican state of Sinaloa[10] (Seasons 1-2)
  • Jon-Michael Ecker as Raymundo "El Güero" Davila (Season 2, recurring season 1)
  • Nick Sagar as DEA agent Alonzo Loya

Recurring[edit]

Upcoming cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Queen of the South's first season received mixed to positive feedback from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 69%, based on 16 reviews. The site's consensus reads: "Queen of the South enlivens an overdone premise with action and narrative vigor—and shows hints of intriguing potential."[17] On Metacritic, the first season scored 59 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[18]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113June 23, 2016 (2016-06-23)September 15, 2016 (2016-09-15)
213June 8, 2017 (2017-06-08)August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)
313June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)[19]TBA

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Piloto"Charlotte SielingM.A. Fortin & Joshua John MillerJune 23, 2016 (2016-06-23)1011.39[20]
Güero –a drug dealer– and Teresa have been together for a year, but one day Teresa finds out that Güero is dead and that the next one will be Chino, and runs home to try to prevent it. She does not arrive on time, but at least manages to rescue Brenda and her son, and the three escape in a car. The killers chase and corner them, but Teresa crashes the car in her truck and drives away. Teresa goes in one direction and Brenda and her son, another. Teresa knows that her life is in danger, so she must find the notebook that Güero told her and take it to Don Epifanio, Güero's godfather and drug dealer who wants to be Governor of Sinaloa, and give it to him in exchange for his life. She finds him in an abandoned apartment, but soon the murderers find her, and one of them rapes her, but Teresa alludes and sees her future self, the Queen of the South, and tells her to do something. She takes a gun, shoots her attacker in the face and flees. Teresa meets Don Epifanio and gives him the notebook. He refuses to help her, but finally gives in to his pleas. They both get into a car driven by one of Epifanio's men and take the road to an unknown destination. Suddenly, they stop and go back to see the Queen of the South who tells her that "something has changed" in the plans of Don Epifanio; Teresa pulls out a gun and asks Don Epifanio to stop the vehicle. He tries to obtain Teresa's weapon, who shoots the driver in the back of his head. The car ends face down on the side of the road, and Teresa escapes, ignoring Epifanio, who is seriously injured and asks for her help. Teresa stops at a gas station to heal her wounds, but her pursuers find her and take her to see their boss, Don Epifanio's wife, Camila Vargas, who takes Teresa's hand and recognizes her. Then Teresa asks where she is and Camila tells her she is in Dallas, Texas.
22"Cuarenta Minutos"Matthew PennScott RosenbaumJune 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)1021.35[21]
33"Estrategia de Entrada"Scott PetersScott RosenbaumJuly 7, 2016 (2016-07-07)1031.26[22]
44"Lirio de los Valles"Zetna FuentesScott RosenbaumJuly 14, 2016 (2016-07-14)1041.26[23]
55"Un Alma. Un Mapa. Dos Futuros."T.J. ScottScott RosenbaumJuly 21, 2016 (2016-07-21)1051.22[24]
66"El Engaño Como la Regla"Dave RodriguezScott RosenbaumJuly 28, 2016 (2016-07-28)1061.22[25]
77"El Hombre Pájaro"David PlattBenjamin Daniel Lobato & David EhrmanAugust 4, 2016 (2016-08-04)1071.21[26]
88"Billete de Magia"David BoydGregg HurwitzAugust 11, 2016 (2016-08-11)1081.06[27]
99"Coge Todo lo Que Puede Llevar"Jamie PayneBenjamin Daniel Lobato & David EhrmanAugust 18, 2016 (2016-08-18)1091.05[28]
1010"Esta Cosa Que Es Nuestra"Scott PetersBenjamin Daniel Lobato & David EhrmanAugust 25, 2016 (2016-08-25)1101.20[29]
1111"Punto sin Retorno"Constantine MakrisKyle LiermanSeptember 1, 2016 (2016-09-01)1111.16[30]
1212"Quinientos Mil"David RodriguezBenjamin Daniel Lobato & David EhrmanSeptember 8, 2016 (2016-09-08)1121.12[31]
1313"Cicatriz"Matthew PennScott RosenbaumSeptember 15, 2016 (2016-09-15)1131.35[32]

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
141"El Cuerpo de Cristo"David BoydNatalie ChaidezJune 8, 2017 (2017-06-08)2011.25[33]
152"Dios y el Abogado"Nick GomezJason GanzelJune 15, 2017 (2017-06-15)2021.27[34]
163"Un Pacto Con el Diablo"Eduardo SanchezDailyn RodriguezJune 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)2031.08[35]
174"El Beso de Judas"Ami Canaan MannBenjamin Daniel LobatoJune 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)2040.90[36]
185"El Nacimiento de Bolivia"Nick CopusJoe LoyaJuly 6, 2017 (2017-07-06)2051.11[37]
196"El Camino de la Muerte"David BoydRyan O'NanJuly 13, 2017 (2017-07-13)2061.10[38]
207"El Precio de la Fe"Joe MenendezJorge A. ReyesJuly 20, 2017 (2017-07-20)2071.18[39]
218"Sacar Con Sifón el Mar"Bronwen HughesTina MabryJuly 27, 2017 (2017-07-27)2081.16[40]
229"Sólo el Amor de Una Madre"David RodriguezTina Mabry & Dailyn RodriguezAugust 3, 2017 (2017-08-03)2091.02[41]
2310"Que Manden los Payasos"Loni PeristereJason Ganzel & Jorge A. ReyesAugust 10, 2017 (2017-08-10)2101.18[42]
2411"La Noche Oscura del Alma"Tina MabryBenjamin Daniel LobatoAugust 17, 2017 (2017-08-17)2111.24[43]
2512"Todas las Horas Hieren"Eduardo SanchezRyan O'NanAugust 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)2121.24[44]
2613"La Última Hora Mata"David BoydNatalie Chaidez & Ryan O'NanAugust 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)2131.33[45]

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [19]Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
271"La Ermitaña"David BoydNatalie ChaidezJune 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)3011.24[46]
282"El Colgado"David BoydBenjamin Daniel LobatoJune 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)3021.02[47]
293"Reina de Oros"David GrossmanRyan O'NanJuly 5, 2018 (2018-07-05)3031.02[48]
304"La Fuerza"Darren GrantMark ValadezJuly 12, 2018 (2018-07-12)3041.22[49]
315"El Juicio"Eduardo SanchezJorge A. ReyesJuly 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)3051.12[50]
326"Los Enamorados"Rebecca RodriguezDailyn Rodriguez, Fernanda CoppelJuly 26, 2018 (2018-07-26)3061.09[51]
337"Reina de Espadas"Meera MenonTony PuryearAugust 2, 2018 (2018-08-02)3071.09[52]
348"El Carro"Ben Hernadez BrayBenjamin Daniel LobatoAugust 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)3081.05[53]
359"El Diablo"TBATBAAugust 16, 2018 (2018-08-16)309TBD
3610"La Muerte"TBATBAAugust 23, 2018 (2018-08-23)310TBD
3711"Diez de Copas"TBATBAAugust 30, 2018 (2018-08-30)311TBD

Broadcast[edit]

Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on Showcase on August 4, 2016.[54] German TV channel DMAX is showing the series since June 14, 2017.[55]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2017 Imagen Awards Best Supporting Actor - Television Peter Gadiot Won
Best Primetime Television Series - Drama Queen of the South Nominated
Best Actress - Television Alice Braga Nominated
Best Actor - Television Joaquim de Almeida Nominated
Best Supporting Actress - Television Veronica Falcon Nominated
2018 WIN Awards Film or Show Written By a Woman Natalie Chaidez Won
Drama Series Queen Of the South Nominated

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