On Thursday, June 23, USA Network will premiere its new drama, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, the story of one woman's unlikely rise from poverty to become the world's top drug lord.
The show is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The literary page-turner also yielded one of the most popular super series of all time for USA’s sister network, Telemundo.
Last April I had the opportunity to attend the world premier event for the much anticipated TV show, in Miami.
The star studded VIP red carpet and cocktail reception event included the entire cast, as well as other local Miami celebrities.
After the screening, we were treated to a cast Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Nina Terrero. The cast shared with us some insight on what it's like to shoot such a high intensity show and what they love about the characters they portray.
Their passion for the show made everyone that much more excited for the premier of the series.
How ridiculously good looking are Jon Ecker and Peter Gadiot?
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.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH stars Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”) as Teresa, Veronica Falcón (“Besos de Azúcar”) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (“Tut”) as James Valdez, 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 first episode left me wanting to see more! It had suspense, action, drama and even a love story. Trust me, it will leave you at the edge of your seat!
I can't wait to discover how Teresa Mendoza's story unfolds in this new USA Network series.
Make sure to watch the trailer to get an exclusive sneak peak of what is sure to be this Summer's big hit.
Be sure to tune in on Thursday, June 23rd at 10/9C for the USA Network premier!
This post is sponsored by USA Network but the content and opinions expressed are my own.