The famed American crime drama returns to the screen for its fifth installment as confirmed by USA Network. Fans could not help but anticipate what’s in store for the next season. What do we know about its release date, cast, and trailer? We rundown everything we got about Queen of the South’s Season 5.
Queen of the South is an adaptation of “La Reina del Sur,” a Spanish novel written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It follows the story of Teresa Mendoza, a struggling woman of her past who regains wealth after building a drug empire. The drama was a huge success prompting for a season renewal one after another. It first aired on USA Network and then on Netflix that resulted in its worldwide recognition.
When is Queen of the South Season 5’s Release Date?
The fifth series’ official release date has not been revealed, although highly speculated around June next year. Just like its previous seasons, the latest installment is also expected to have about thirteen episodes. Creators announced last August 29, 2019 that it will be renewed for a fifth season. However, the production ceased its operations earlier in March 2020 due to the height of the pandemic’s threat.
Unlike its predecessors, season 1 premiered last June 2016 and was instantly followed by a new season the year after. The same went for its third and fourth seasons which were released in June 2018 and 2019 consecutively. The fans then will have to wait a little longer before their beloved show returns to air.
Who is included in the Queen of the South Season 5’s cast?
Top biller Alice Braga returns to reprise the role of Teresa Mendoza, the formidable ‘Queen of the South.’ Joining her are the regular cast including Peter Gadiot (James Valdez), Hemky Madera (Pote Galvez), and Alonzo Loya (Nick Sagar).
However, Tony Parra, Julian Silva’s character will no longer return as he suffered an unfortunate death at the show’s fourth installment. On the other hand, this should be an exciting turnaround as we await the impact Tony’s death has on Teresa. Showrunner Ben Lobato shares, “Tony’s death really is a catalyst and a turning point for her. This is now arching for her towards the one thing that we’ve all been waiting for, which is for her to become queen.”
What can we expect from Queen of the South Season 5’s plot?
Season 4 finale hints us about a new enemy coming after Teresa. This conclusion came from the show’s last scene where James appeared at Teresa’s doorsteps and said, “they’re coming for you.”
The showrunners disclosed recently that James is bound to play a major part in the upcoming season. Lobato revealed in an interview that they initially wanted James to be in the season 4. However, Peter had “some other things that he wanted to explore creatively, so he went off and did that. When that was done, he came back around and told us he was available. We decided to get him back in and set him up for season 5,” Lobato said.
Is there a trailer for Queen of the South season 5?
A full trailer is yet to be released, but a teaser video is currently available on YouTube.
We see Teresa deal with a group of Russians while confronting the stakes of her action.
Viewers will also get to know more about James’ situation after Teresa found him severely wounded.