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Long May She Reign! New Drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Ascends the Throne on Bravo, August 16

– One-hour drama premieres Tuesday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET–
– Based on the international best seller La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte –

“Braga’s Teresa joins a growing army of non-fairy godmothers: Lena Headey’s Cersei on GAME OF THRONES, Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie on EMPIRE, Jean Smart’s Floyd Gerhardt on FARGO, Ellen Barkin’s Smurf on ANIMAL KINGDOM. – Los Angeles Times

TORONTO (July 27, 2016) – All hail Bravo this August when the hot new criminal drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH premieres Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. ET. The 13-episode, one-hour series tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga, I Am Legend), a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Teresa ends up at the helm of her own drug empire, becoming one of the world’s wealthiest women in the process. With her success, she discovers that money doesn’t fix all of her problems, and she can only depend on herself if she wants to stay one step ahead of others and stay alive.

Based on the global best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, the literary page-turner also yielded one of the most popular TV series of all time for the Spanish-language broadcast television network, Telemundo.

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH also stars Veronica Falcón (Besos de Azúcar) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (Six Feet Under) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (TUT) as James Valdez, Hemky Madera (WEEDS) as Pote Galvez, and Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto) as Cesar “Batman” Guemes. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida (Our Brand is Crisis), Jon Ecker (NARCOS), and James Martinez (BREAKING BAD).

In the debut episode, “Un Alma. Un mapa. Dos futuros.” (Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. ET), Teresa witnesses a horrific event that forces her to advance her plans. Now, safely in Dallas, Brenda needs money to survive, and starts assembling a rag-tag team to help her sell drugs.

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH is executive produced by David T. Friendly (Little Miss Sunshine, Courage Under Fire), along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (The Final Girls). Scott Rosenbaum (Gang Related) serves as showrunner. Fox 21 Television Studios developed and produced the pilot and leads the co-production with Universal Cable Productions.

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Long May She Reign! New Drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Ascends the Throne on Bravo, August 16

– One-hour drama premieres Tuesday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET–
– Based on the international best seller La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte –

“Braga’s Teresa joins a growing army of non-fairy godmothers: Lena Headey’s Cersei on GAME OF THRONES, Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie on EMPIRE, Jean Smart’s Floyd Gerhardt on FARGO, Ellen Barkin’s Smurf on ANIMAL KINGDOM. – Los Angeles Times

TORONTO (July 27, 2016) – All hail Bravo this August when the hot new criminal drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH premieres Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. ET. The 13-episode, one-hour series tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga, I Am Legend), a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Teresa ends up at the helm of her own drug empire, becoming one of the world’s wealthiest women in the process. With her success, she discovers that money doesn’t fix all of her problems, and she can only depend on herself if she wants to stay one step ahead of others and stay alive.

Based on the global best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, the literary page-turner also yielded one of the most popular TV series of all time for the Spanish-language broadcast television network, Telemundo.

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH also stars Veronica Falcón (Besos de Azúcar) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (Six Feet Under) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (TUT) as James Valdez, Hemky Madera (WEEDS) as Pote Galvez, and Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto) as Cesar “Batman” Guemes. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida (Our Brand is Crisis), Jon Ecker (NARCOS), and James Martinez (BREAKING BAD).

In the debut episode, “Un Alma. Un mapa. Dos futuros.” (Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. ET), Teresa witnesses a horrific event that forces her to advance her plans. Now, safely in Dallas, Brenda needs money to survive, and starts assembling a rag-tag team to help her sell drugs.

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH is executive produced by David T. Friendly (Little Miss Sunshine, Courage Under Fire), along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (The Final Girls). Scott Rosenbaum (Gang Related) serves as showrunner. Fox 21 Television Studios developed and produced the pilot and leads the co-production with Universal Cable Productions.

For more information

Andrea Allen

andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca

About Bravo
Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.

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