‘Queen of the South’ follows a drug queenpin in the cartel world

QueenoftheSouthUSA Network recently unleashed a couple of promos for its upcoming series Queen of the South. Based on the book La Reina del Sur, the show will follow Teresa Mendoza (played by Brazilian actress, Alice Braga) as she makes an escape to the U.S. after her Mexican drug-dealing boyfriend is murdered by the cartel. In the process she teams with an old friend to seek revenge of the cartel boss who had her man murdered while at the same time learning the tricks of the trade to lead a cartel of her own.

And for those wondering, yes, there was also a 2011 telenovela on Telemundo based on the book too.

Check out the first two promos below:

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