‘Queen of the South’ Adds to Cast Ahead of Season 4

Queen of the South (Credit: USA Network)

Queen of the South is set to return in a new town, with new rules and new players.

When season 4 debuts in June, drug boss Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) will expand her operation from the Phoenix territory to the East Cost by setting up shop in New Orleans, according to a Thursday update on the USA Network website.

But as loyal fans know, there’s danger around every corner in the drug trade, which means Teresa will have to contend with a new group of enemies.

Read More‘Queen of the South’ Renewed for Season 4 by USA

While the fate of impeccably dressed rival Camila Vargas (Veronica Falcón) remains a mystery, and it’s unclear what the CIA did with James (Peter Gadiot), several new characters will enter Teresa’s world.

Pepe Rapazote (Narcos) is joining the series as Raul “El Gordo” Rodriguez, a Cuban drug dealer out of Miami with ties to all the kingpins on the East Coast. Alimi Ballard (Numb3rs) is set to recur as Marcel Dumas, the Creole leader of a New Orleans street gang and owner of a hip jazz club.

Bailey Chase (Longmire) will play Eddie Brucks, a musician who crosses paths with Teresa while trying to overcome his personal demons. David Andrews (Shooter) is set to portray Judge Cecil Lafayette, a member of a powerful Louisiana family, who turns out to be more dangerous than Teresa expected.

The drama is based on the bestselling book La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, and follows Teresa’s rise from a money counter in Mexico, to druglord in the U.S. after being forced to run from a ruthless Mexican cartel and find refuge in Texas.

Over the past three seasons, we’ve seen Teresa cheat death countless times. Unfortunately, many of her friends and enemies are dead after taking a bullet, getting blown up, being lobotomized, or facing the blade of a chainsaw. Hopefully, Camila and James will be back.

Season 4 of Queen of the South premieres on Thursday, June 6 at 10/9c.