‘Queen of the South’ Back With Fifth and Final Season in April

Key art for USA's Queen of the South
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Queen of the South is back on USA Network April 7 with the start of season five. It will be the final season and there are 10 episodes. 

Queen of the South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), who is forced to run from a Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America, and her eventual rise to power over her own drug trafficking empire.

“For five incredible seasons, Queen of the South has captivated us with brilliant storytelling and bold, powerful characters,” said Frances Berwick, chairman, Entertainment Networks. “This series broke boundaries for the genre, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this incredible team of creators, cast and crew along with our studio partners at 20th Television and UCP.  As we close this final chapter, we look forward to a great season culminating in a finale that will give our fans the ending they deserve.” 

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The series is based on the novel La Reina Del Sur, by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. 

“We could not be prouder of our entire cast and crew that joined us on this magnificent journey,” said executive producers Dailyn Rodriguez, Ben Lobato and David Friendly. “Queen of the South began shooting in Mexico City, brought us to faraway places like Malta and Colombia and finally landed in New Orleans. We cannot wait to share the explosive final season with our devoted fans. And, of course, we could not have made this show without the talented and tireless Alice Braga, who brought our queen to life."

Braga also executive produces.

Queen of the South is USA’s top series among 18-49 and 25-54 demos, the network said. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.