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Queen of the South - Renewed for a 4th Season; Dailyn Rodriguez and Ben Lobato Tapped as New Showrunners


From Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH is slated to return in 2019

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - October 1, 2018 - USA Network today announced a fourth season renewal for the hit drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. Starring Alice Braga ("I Am Legend"), the series is based on the literary page-turner "La Reina Del Sur" by internationally acclaimed author Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte. Season 4 is set to return in 2019.

A co-production from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), QUEEN OF THE SOUTH is the #1 ad supported cable scripted series on Thursday nights at 9pm among key demos P18-49, P25-54, P2+, M18-49 and F18-49 year to date, and has delivered an average of 2.1MM total viewers P2+ this season.

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America. In Season 3, Teresa strikes out on her own, determined to build a new empire for herself. But as enemies old and new close in, she realizes that being Queen will require more work -- and more sacrifice -- than she ever imagined. Executive produced by David T. Friendly and Natalie Chaidez, the drama's third season aired its finale on September 13.


Showrunner Natalie Chaidez has exited the USA network series to focus on development per The Hollywood Reporter. Dailyn Rodriguez and Ben Lobato have been promoted to co-showrunners and exec producers replacing Chaidez, who replaced original showrunner, Scott Rosenbaum. Rodriguez served as a writer in Season 2 before becoming a co-executive producer whilst Lobato, joined as a writer in Season 1 before moving up to supervising producer.