‘Queen of the South’ to End After Fifth Season on USA Network

Queen of the South (Credit: USA Network)

USA Network announced Monday Queen of the South will end after the drama’s upcoming fifth season.

“We could not be prouder of our entire cast and crew that joined us on this magnificent journey,” co-executive producers Dailyn Rodriguez, Ben Lobato and David Friendly said in a press release. “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.”

Although the series was picked up in 2019 for a fifth season, production halted last year due to the pandemic and restarted in the fall.

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The series stars Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza, who rises from a money counter in Mexico to a drug lord in the United States. Braga is also one of the executive producers of the show along with Rodriguez, Lobato and Friendly.

For its fifth season, Queen of the South will have 10 episodes, instead of the 13 aired in its previous seasons.

The new trailer shows Teresa and returning characters Pote, King George and James going to war with corrupt New Orleans Judge Cecil Lafayette. It’s unclear if series favorite Camila Vargas (played by Veronica Falcón) will return for the final season.

Queen of the South is based on the best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which was also the inspiration for Telemundo’s popular Spanish-language telenovela. Telemundo is USA’s sister network under the NBCUniversal umbrella.

According to Deadline, USA Network has been winding down its scripted series including Queen of the South and is focusing on live and unscripted programming. The network’s only remaining scripted series will be The Sinner.

Queen of the South premieres on Wednesday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer below: