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‘Queen of the South’ Renewed for Season 5 at USA Network

USA Network has renewed “Queen of the South” for a fifth season.

The news comes ahead of the Season 4 finale, which airs tonight. The series is based on the book “La Reina Del Sur” by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It stars Alice Braga has Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run from a Mexican drug cartel and seek refuge in the United States. In Season 4, Teresa expands to the East Coast by taking on New Orleans. But when new enemies emerge and familial trust is broken, she is forced to make difficult decisions that weigh heavy on her soul.

Dailyn Rodriguez and Ben Lobato serve as executive producers and co-showrunners, with David T. Friendly also executive producing. The series is a co-production between Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Content Productions.

Rodriguez and Lobato took over as co-showrunners ahead of Season 4, following the exit of Natalie Chaidez. Rodriguez previously served as co-executive producer and has been part of the show’s writing staff since Season 2. Lobato previously served as supervising producer and has been part of the writing staff since Season 1.

USA recently ordered a pilot for a series based on the book “Masters of Doom.” The cabler’s other upcoming scripted fare includes “Briarpatch,” with the first season set to star Rosario Dawson and Kim Dickens, a series adaptation of “Brave New World,” and “Treadstone,” a drama set in the “Bourne” universe. It was also recently announced that USA would air the second season of the true crime anthology “Dirty John,” with the first season of that show having aired on Bravo.

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