Queen of the South: Only some can reach the top. Witness her rise.
USA Network released the official episode synopsis, promotional photos, and trailer for the series premiere of Queen of the South titled, “Piloto,” airing Thursday, June 23rd. Based off of the powerful miniseries, La Reina del Sur, the first season of the new drama is scheduled for 13 episodes. Take a look at the description as well as the sneak peek photos and trailer for the series’ debut below.
“Queen of the South” tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.
Starring Alice Braga (“City of God”) as Teresa, the original drama series is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The literary page-turner also yielded one of the most popular super series of all time for USA’s sister network, Telemundo.
“Piloto” – When the Mexican drug cartel comes after Teresa Mendoza with a vengeance, she is forced to run and do whatever it takes to survive. Now, her fate is sealed in the dangerous narco world forever.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 23 at 10|9c. on USA Network
“Queen of the South” also stars Veronica Falcón (“Besos de Azúcar”) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (“Tut”) as James Valdez, Hemky Madera (“Weeds”) as Pote Galvez and Gerardo Taracena (“Apocalypto”) as Cesar “Batman” Guemes. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida (“Our Brand is Crisis”), Jon Ecker (“Narcos”) and James Martinez (“Breaking Bad”).
The drama is executive produced by David T. Friendly (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Courage Under Fire”), along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (“The Final Girls”). Scott Rosenbaum (“Gang Related”) will serve as showrunner. The pilot was written by Fortin and Miller, directed by Charlotte Sieling and executive produced by Pancho Mansfield (“Damien”). Fox 21 Television Studios developed and produced the pilot and will run lead on the co-production with Universal Cable Productions.