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'Queen of the South' Season 5 Is Back Soon — Cast, Plot and More Details of the Final Season

Manuela Cardiga
Apr 05, 2021
04:40 A.M.

Fans of the narco-thriller are excited at the announcement that USA Network's "Queen of the South" starring Alice Braga as the ruthless Teresa is back.

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This spring promises a lot of heat with the upcoming fifth season of the sizzling USA Network series "Queen of the South" back on screens on April 7, 2021. The network has also announced that this will be the show's last season.

Based on Arturo Perez Reverte's best-seller "The Queen of the South," the series follows the story of a dirt-poor Mexican woman, Teresa Mendoza, who becomes involved with a narco trafficker and ends up running for her life.

"Queen of the South" | Source: YouTube/Queen of the South (USA Network) Trailer HD

"Queen of the South" | Source: YouTube/Queen of the South (USA Network) Trailer HD

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DARK DESTINY

In the first season, audiences were introduced to Teresa, young, beautiful, poor, and in love with a bad boy. When her drug-running boyfriend is killed in the drug wars, Teresa has to flee for her life.

To stay alive, she finds herself forced to claw her way to power and become the head of the biggest drug cartel in the West, using her beauty and her ability to seduce as a weapon.

"Queen of the South's" fifth season promises to be the most electrifying and exciting yet.

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TRUE STORY

Pérez-Reverte revealed that he was inspired to write "Queen of the South" by Mexican drug ballads, known as narcocorridos which he heard about the real-life drug trafficker Sandra Ávila Beltrán.

Beltrán was the first woman to ever become Cartel boss and like Teresa, she entered the "business" through a love affair. Like Teresa, Beltrán was beautiful and used the proceed from her drug-running to finance an extravagant lifestyle.

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Beltrán survived in a world where life-spans are notoriously short and spent seven years in a US prison after federal agents captured a 9-tons shipment of cocaine.

Today, Beltrán is free, but how the fictional Teresa Mendoza will end up is what season five promises to disclose. At the end of season four, Teresa was making deals with the Russian mob and preparing to take over New York.

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MEET ALICE BRAGA

Taking on the challenging role of Teresa is Brazilian actress Alice Braga. Braga is known to audiences for her roles in films like "I Am Legend," with Will Smith, "Blindness," with Julianne Moore, and "Elysium" with Matt Damon, and Jodie Foster.

Braga comes from a prominent entertainment family in Brazil, and her aunt is the iconic actress Sonia Braga, best known for her role in "in Kiss of the Spider Woman," and her relationship with Robert Redford.

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SUPERHERO/ SUPERVILLAIN

Braga is also part of the Marvel Universe and starred in the 2020 film "The New Mutants" as Dr. Cecilia Reyes. Fans can look forward to seeing Braga in 2021 in the DC Comics film. "The Suicide Squad."

In "The Suicide Squad" Braga takes on the role of Sol Soria, and co-stars with Academy-Award nominated actress Margot Robbie, Oscar-winner Viola Davis, and the iconic Idris Elba.

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SPOILER ALERT

According to Braga, season 5 will bring audiences a lot of surprises and resolution, but Teresa's main challenges will come through matters of the heart that threaten to break down her armor and bring her down. Braga said:

"Season 5 will show a harsher Teresa and her struggles with James' return and coping with the loss of her godson."

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From the murder of her godson to the return of her old love James, as well as foiling her rivals' constant attempts to assassinate her, Teresa will have her hands full,

"Queen of the South's" fifth season promises to be the most electrifying and exciting yet -- the conclusion of the story of an innocent girl transformed by circumstances and the will to survive into a ruthless criminal mastermind.

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