Premieres tonight on USA Network the new drama Queen of The South, which 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 the Brazilian actress Alice Braga 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.
Queen of The South also stars Veronica Falcón as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot as James Valdez, Hemky Madera as Pote Galvez and Gerardo Taracena as Cesar “Batman” Guemes. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida, Jon Ecker, and James Martinez.
The drama is executive produced by David T. Friendly, along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller.
Queen of The South premieres tonight @ 10:00PM ET/ 9:00PM CT.