La Reina del Sur “Queen Of the South”, one of the most successful Spanish series of the recent years, has been greenlit for pilot production at USA Network. Based on the best-selling book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, La Reina del Sur averaged on Telemundo, 4.2 million total viewers and more than 2.8 million viewers adults 18-49. ( Deadline Hollywood)
The story is that of Teresa Mendoza who became a Mexican drug cartel leader after her lover is killed by rivals and she learns to fight for her life. With a budget of 10 million per production, the series was Telemundo’s most expensive telenovela. Kate del Castillo (Weed) was star of the series.