It has now reached its fifth season, landed a few days ago on Netflix, Queen of the South, becoming USA Network’s longest running series after Suits. But if last season’s production was really troubled due to the Covid epidemic, there are even more unpleasant news for fans of the series.
The 2022 will be a crucial year for the streaming giant. The platform from the Big N could decide to renew starred thrillers like Fragments of her with Toni Collette, but also beloved Italian shows such as an astrological guide to broken hearts, as it prepares to say goodbye to one of the most important series on Netflix: yes, that one. on the flat caps of Birmingham. But if we talk about series produced by foreign broadcasters and redistributed in the second place on the Netflix catalog, to one in particular he has already had to say goodbye less than a week ago.
Has had a very troubled production historythe fifth season of Queen of the South (Queen of the South), an American series created by MA Fortin and Joshua John Miller based on the events of the determined Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) and based on the Spanish telenovela of the same name and bestselling novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (La Reina del Sur). Many vicissitudes that could have determined the sad decision of the broadcaster that produces it: close the story with the fifth season released on March 9. Why yes, unfortunately a sixth season will never see the light. This was announced by executive producers Dailyn Rodriguez, Ben Lobato and David Friendly: “We couldn’t be prouder of the entire cast and crew who have joined on this magnificent journey“.
A really disheartening news, for those who had to wait for the series with Alice Braga more than two years compared to the planned exit. The series was supposed to arrive on USA Network in the summer of 2020, but in March of that same year, at the very beginning of the pandemic, filming was interrupted due to the closing of sets. They started again only in November, then landing on the network in the spring of 2021 and making them wait for almost another year to show themselves on Netflix, a few days ago, with the last ten episodes. Despite the stop, Regina del Sud has become the longest running series of the broadcaster after the very successful one Suits.
The President of the Network Frances Barwick also expressed herself on the farewell to the show: “For five incredible seasons Queen of the South has fascinated us with brilliant storytelling and bold and powerful characters. This series has broken the boundaries of the genre and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this incredible team of creators, cast and crew alongside our studio partners at 20th Television and UCP. As we close this final chapter, we look forward to a great season that will culminate in an ending that will give our fans the conclusion they deserve“. The series tells of a woman forced to flee to the States chased by drug cartels, managing to repel them, creating an unprecedented empire.