The drug crime thriller, Queen of the South, was renewed for a fifth season when the last season ended. The show by USA Network, which premiered in June 2016, has seen high viewership and ratings while also getting awards. With an average of over a million viewers, the show has been rated by Rotten Tomatoes with 68% from 19 reviewers, while Metacritic delivered a 59% rating. Queen of the South won the 2017 Imagen Awards for Best Primetime Television Series for Drama, Best Supporting Actor in Television, and 2018 WIN Awards for Film or Show Written By a Woman. The TV show is based on its Spanish serial counterpart “La Reina del Sur.” Both are based on the Spanish novel La Reina del Sur by Arturo Perez-Reverte.
Queen of the South Season 5 Episodes Guide & Recap:
|Episode||Episode Title||Telecast Date||Episode Recap|
|Episode 1||Fantasmas||7 April 2021||In New York City, Teresa initiates to grow her business as James reaffirms his loyalty to Teresa.|
|Episode 2||Me Llevo Manhattan||14 April 2021||As tensions rise, Teresa arranges a sit-in between the Dominicans and the Russians in New York.|
|Episode 3||No Te Pierdas La Cabeza||21 April 2021||After the Judge puts a reward on Dumas’s head, Teresa sends James to protect him.|
|Episode 4||La Situacion||28 April 2021||Teresa sees herself in the FBI’s crosshairs after the Judge dead and Dumas is behind bars.|
|Episode 5||Mas Dinero Mas Problemas||5 May 2021||Teresa travels to Germany after defrauding Oksana in a drug deal.|
|Episode 6||Plata o Plomo||12 May 2021||Teresa sets foot in Europe while George makes an ominous discovery about Boaz’s Miami operation.|
|Episode 7||El Zorro en la Gallinera||19 May 2021||Boaz takes steps to put an end to the Mendoza cartel forever.|
|Episode 8||Todo Lo Que Toco||26 May 2021||After Teresa stakes her life for the Pote and Kelly Anne, the fight with Boaz rises.|
|Episode 9||A Prueba de Balas||2 June 2021||As Pote and Kelly Anne accommodate suburban life, Devon Finch reenters and enforces Teresa and James to follow Kostya in New York.|
|Episode 10||El Final||9 June 2021||Pote, Kelly Anne, and James try to disappear in the final episode but must survive the attacks of Devon Finch and Boaz.|
Queen of the South Season 5 Cast: Who will be the part of it?
All the main cast members are expected to return in the fifth season. First of all,
- Teresa Mendoza is played by Alice Braga (We Are Who We Are Season 2).
- Also is Peter Gadiot, playing the role of James Valdez, Camilla’s right-hand man.
- Hemky Madera stars as Pote Galvez, one of Teresa’s allies.
- Molly Burnett features the role of Kelly Anne Van Awken.
- Joseph T. Campos plays the role of Boaz Jimenez.
- Ryan O’Nan as King George.
- Alejandro Barrios as Chicho.
- Also present will be Nick Sagar (Run The World), who acts as Alonzo Loya, a DEA agent.
Other cast members include Alfonso Herrera (Sense 8), David Andrews (World War Z), Alimi Ballard (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Sofia Lama (Eva La Trailera), Chelsea Tavares (Make it or Break it), and Bailey Chase (Longmire).
One cast member who will not return is Julian Silva, whose character Tony Parts was killed off in an explosion last season.
Queen of the South Season 5 Release Date: When will air?
The show’s fifth season should have been released, but the lockdown restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic have halted production indefinitely since March 2020. However, following the previous season, which premieres in June each year. Queen of the South season 5 has aired for fans on April 7, 2022. This season concluded its fifth season on June 9, 2021, on USA Network.
Queen of the South Season 5 Plot: What will happen next?
As earlier mentioned, the TV show is premised on the telenovela and Spanish novel La Reina del Sur, which tells the story of Teresa Mendoza, an impoverished woman from Jalisco, Mexico. She falls in love with a drug runner, who was murdered. After this, she flees into the United States, joined forces with other people with similar interests to defeat the drug lord after her. Succeeding, she forms her own drug cartel and is financially stable.
Season four ended on show James telling the crew that the Russians are coming. Therefore we expect in season five to see more plot lines, including Russians and the DEA. We hope to see how Teresa will overcome the challenges in the coming season.
Queen of the South Season 5 Trailer: When can we watch it?
Good news for the fans, there has been a teaser for season five that has been released. You can watch this teaser video here:
If you haven’t seen its 5th season yet, then you can watch it on Netflix, and if you have seen this series, then do let us know in the comment section how you liked the show.