USA Network officially renewed Queen of the South for season 2 to premiere in 2017

The release date for Queen of the South season 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Queen of the South season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. USA Network has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

Storyline and production info

Queen of the South is a US drama television series that debuted on USA Network on June 23, 2016. It is based on the book and telenovela La Reina del Sur, and is written by Elisa Lomnitz Climent, Scott Rosenbaum, M.A. Fortin, Joshua, John Miller and Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The series is the result of creative collaboration between Frequency Films, Friendly Films, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Rosenbaum, Fortin, Miller executive produce alongside David Friendly. The first season contains 13 episodes.

Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) is a poor Mexican woman who falls in love with a drug cartel member, and then flees to the United States when her boyfriend is murdered. In an unlikely decision, she does not hide out from the cartel that going is after her, but teams up with someone she`s known from the past in order to take down the leader of the drug ring. What ensues is the story of her emergence as a leader of her own drug smuggling empire, and her personal journey that is portrayed in the series in a first-hand manner.

VIewership and potential renewal

The Dallas-set series premiered to 1.389 million viewers, and has not lost any significant portion of the viewership in the subsequent episodes. It has a respectable 7.1/10 IMDb rating, and is praised by the viewers for its captivating storyline and intense performances. Besides Alice Braga the main cast includes Justina Machado (Brenda), Hemky Madera (Pote Galvez), Veronica Falcon (Dona Camila Vargas), James Martinez (Gato Fierros) and many others. The series is more popular than the viewers and critics expected, and seems to be a very likely candidate for renewal at this point in the freshman season, Stay tuned, and we`ll inform you as soon as a decision is made on the fate of Queen of the South.

Season 1 recap

Tereza Mendoza has come a long way in the freshman season of USA Network’s criminal drama Queen of the South, which has wrapped up on September 15, 2016. The season finale aired to an audience of 1.35 million viewers, which is just 0.04 million less than the series premiere viewership. In the season finale, Epifanio received some new information that could be life-changing while campaigning for Governor, meanwhile Teresa put herself at great risk to protect the book, and was determined to escape and save Brenda, leaving just enough loose ends for the second season to pick up. The season has maintained an impressive level of tension and complexity throughout its run, so there is no wonder that Queen of the South has been renewed for a second season, set to air next year. With a new showrunner Natalie Chaldez replacing Scott Rosenbaum will the series retain its intense character? Some changes are inevitable, and we hope that it’s all for the better. Stay tuned, and we will bring you the latest information on the future of the series.

Latest news

UPDATED September 7, 2016: Just prior to the season 1 finale of Queen of the South USA has announced the renewal of its successful drama for a sophomore installment. The show has delivered excellent numbers for the channel, averaging 2.26 million viewers in the Live+7 estimates and ranking #1 in several demos (P18-49 and P25-54) on Thursdays. The next season will be produced with a new showrunner – Natalie Chaldez (12 Monkeys) will succeed Scott Rosenbaum. The powerful story of Tereza Mendoza’s will continue, so please stay tuned and we will let you know when further details regarding the upcoming season are revealed by USA.

Queen of the South Season 2 Trailer

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