‘Queen of the South’ Renewed for Season 5 at USA Network

Queen of the South Season 4. (Credit: USA Network)

The queen is coming back.

USA Network announced Thursday, August 29, Queen of the South has been renewed for a fifth season. The news comes just hours before the cartel drama’s season 4 finale.

On the fourth season, drug boss Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) expanded her empire to New Orleans and Miami. But as her business grows, she faces one of her most formidable (and deadly) adversaries yet, Judge Cecil Lafayette (David Andrews), who essentially runs New Orleans.

Hemky Madera, Alfonso Herrera, Ryan O’Nan, Joseph T. Campos, Alimi Ballard and Molly Burnett round out the main cast.

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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 a druglord in the U.S., after being forced to find refuge across the border.

Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions co-produce the series. David T. Friendly serves as executive producer alongside co-executive producers and showrunners, Dailyn Rodriguez and Ben Lobato.

The season 4 finale of Queen of the South airs tonight at 10/9c.