There’s no way to say it’s easy to be queen. But within this season of USA Network’s original crime drama Queen of the South, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) gets the lesson. After moving from New Orleans, outsmarting corrupt local politicians and outsmarting rival criminal gangs, Teresa found herself rattled after the conclusion of the fourth season that debuted on Netflix in June of 2020. Just as Teresa is able to take a breath when she is able to breathe, an old ally shows up to tell her she’s not in the clear at the moment. Fortunately, viewers are going to soon be receiving a resolution to the tension-filled finale, as USA Network has renewed the show for the fifth season.
When you watch a show like Queen of the South, there are many moving parts. Characters change and disappear with each new season bringing drastic changes to the setting as well as Teresa is constantly juggling several dangers in her drug business as well as her personal life at any moment. Based on what we’ve learned about the first season so to date, it does not appear that anything will alter.
What’s the date of release for Queen of the South season 5?
The fifth season of Queen of the South was released in the United States of America USA in August just before the conclusion of season four. The tradition is that each episode of Queen of the South begun in June and concluded in the latter half of the month of August or in early September. The renewal announcement made season 5 a priority to follow the same pattern but things haven’t been going according exactly as planned.
According to Newsweek The fifth season of Queen of the South started filming in March 2020, and was scheduled to air the show in June. As with other shoots for TV and film this spring, the production of Season 5 of Queen of the South was placed on a permanent hiatus couple of weeks after the start of production. Fortunately, the crew and cast were able to return into production in the month of November and are still hopeful of having a premiere in the first part of 2021. As per Express UK, star Alice Braga was injured in one of these shoots in the fall. Braga shared a picture of the wrap that was created on her hand and a jolly message about the action-packed season 5, which seems unlikely that the injury was anything too severe. It’s hoped that Braga is fine, and the show avoids delay.
Newsweek earlier revealed a rumor from fans that the fifth season of the show would premiere in March 2021. it now appears to be an extremely fast turnaround even if production was only restarted in November. As of now, there’s no specific date for the date when Season 5 of Queen of the South will be released, but from the information available that we can predict it will premiere sometime in the first quarter of 2021.
Who will be returning to the crew in Queen of the South season 5?
There’s no officially announced casting decision from USA concerning the fifth season of Queen of the South. But, considering how the show were in the fourth season, we have a list of characters that will be returning and who won’t. To get the biggest title out there: evidently Alice Braga will once again reprise her role as her role as the queen herself Teresa Mendoza.
Two cast members who could be returning include Hemky Madera, Teresa’s longtime friend, Pote Galvez along with Molly Burnett as Teresa’s friend and confidant Kelly Anne Van Awken. Burnett has been confirmed to be upgraded to regular cast member, so you can count on seeing more of the husband-killing, abusive agent, Kelly Ann, in season five. Also, don’t be shocked to see Vera Cherny returns to play Russian drug dealer Oksana Volkova who was introduced during season 4, and was instrumental in helping in negotiating an agreement with Teresa with her fellow members of the Russian mob.
Another confirmed returnee for season 5 could be Peter Gadiot, who plays James Valdez, an ally of Teresa’s who was absent until the end of season 4. The show’s director Ben Lobato explained to Entertainment Weekly that Gadiot was absent for the majority of season 4 due to scheduling conflicts however, we can anticipate his return to the spotlight in the coming season. “We decided to get him back in and set him up for season 5 and let’s go,” Lobato stated.
There are a few regular cast members who we don’t know about for season five. Julian Silva (who played Tony Parra) and Alfonso Herrera (who played Javier Jimenez) won’t return, since both characters passed away in season 4.
Do you have a trailer to Queen of the South season 5?
For fans of the show that love the show, there’s plenty of Queen of the South good times to enjoy during the interim period before the show finally comes back for its next season. Even though Queen of the South season five only completed just a few weeks of filming before it went on hiatus for production, USA Network released a short teaser which provides viewers with a glimpse of the direction of the show the next season.
The clip is 15 seconds long and doesn’t contain anything in the way of new information, however it does include the line that sets up Teresa’s battle coming up: “These Russians, they are the most ruthless sons of b ****es that walk the Earth.” What does this mean for the plot? Let’s take a look.
What we know so far about Queen of the South season 5’s plot thus far
The end of season 4 Teresa reached a settlement in the final season 4 with Russian mob. It is possible that they will become a major foe in season five. This isn’t the only thing that is on Teresa’s side. In the midst of a prolonged absence James is back at the close of season 4’s finale, bleeding, and with a message to Teresa: “They’re coming for you.” No matter if “they” are the Russians or the DEA or another yet to be named adversary, it’s obvious that Teresa will not be able to find peace.
James his whereabouts will be a factor in the plot of the upcoming season as per Ben Lobato’s interview on Entertainment Weekly. “I think it’s a great opportunity going into his return to discover and explore where he was and why he was doing what he was doing,” the show’s creator said. “I think next season is going to be fascinating to uncover the reasons he was away.”
We could have an extended wait in front to us in Queen of the South season 5. However, from all the information available about the season to come it appears that Teresa will be once more gearing for battle in order to defend her kingdom.