Caption: (From L to R) Jon Ecker, Verónica Falcón, Alice Braga, Justina Machado, and Peter Gadiot
at the premiere of “Queen of the South” at Hispanicize 2016 in Miami (Photo Credit: Gustavo Caballero/USA Network)
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the cast of USA Network’s QUEEN OF THE SOUTH attended the new drama’s world premiere screening at the Hispanicize Film Showcase in Miami, Florida. The screening was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Nina Terrero. Attendees of the event also received a copy of the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Earlier in the day the cast also participated in activities at the conference with influencers and attendees including signing and photos at their #BeTheQueen photo booth activation.
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 up 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 (“I Am Legend”) as Teresa, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH also stars Verónica Falcón (“Besos de Azúcar”) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (“Tut”) as James, 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.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH is coming to USA Network this Summer.