Kate del Castillo returns in her most iconic role as Teresa Mendoza

MIAMI – April 17, 2019 – In its most anticipated premiere ever, Telemundo premieres La Reina del Sur Season 2 on Monday, April 22 at 10pm/9C. The network’s biggest and most ambitious production to date, La Reina del Sur Season 2 picks up the story eight years after Teresa Mendoza, played by international star Kate del Castillo, was last seen as she began her life in the witness protection program. Boasting an international cast, the high-action, dramatic 60-episode Super Series™ was shot in eight countries around the world using the highest-level production values. To complement your coverage with additional press materials, go to To download an on-air promo, click here.

The return of “La Reina del Sur” is set eight years since powerful drug trafficker Teresa Mendoza brought down Mexican presidential candidate Epifanio Vargas and had to disappear into witness protection. She now leads a life of total anonymity in Italy as “Maria Dantes,” peacefully raising her daughter Sofia in the Tuscan village of Massa Marittima. However, her life takes an unexpected turn as her past finally catches up to her and puts her and her family’s very existence in jeopardy. Now, Teresa Mendoza will do the impossible to reclaim her throne as La Reina del Sur.

International actress Kate del Castillo reprises the title role of Teresa Mendoza. Her career spans television, film and theater both in her native Mexico and the U.S. Her credits include The 33, Ingobernable, Weeds, All About Nina, Jane the Virgin, No Good Deed, and Bad Boys for Life (in production).

La Reina del Sur Season 2 stars a renowned international cast that includes Italian lead actor, Raoul Bova (Under the Tuscan Sun, All the Roads Lead to Rome, Ferzan Ozpetek’s Facing Windows, Alien vs. Predator), Humberto Zurita (La Querida del Centauro, La Reina del Sur, Bajo la Metralla, Luna De Sangre), Isabella Sierra (Cocaine Godmother), Paola Nuñez (Bad Boys for Life, The Son, Reina de Corazones, Amor en Custodia, Antonio Gil (The Man who Killed Don Quixote, Risen, The Merchant of Venice, Chocolat) Patricia Reyes Spíndola (Fear of the Walking Dead, Frida, Atrapada, Los Hijos de Sánchez), Mark Tacher (La Hija del Mariachi, Abismo de Pasión, Curse of the Mayans), Kika Edgar (Amor Real, Mujeres Asesinas, Nada Personal), Flavio Medina (El Recluso, Estar o no Estar, El Habitante), Eduardo Santamarina (El Señor de los Cielos, Yo Amo a Juan Querendon), and Academy Award® nominated actor Eric Roberts (Head Full of Honey, The Dark Knight, Inherent Vice), as well as members of the original series cast.

Telemundo’s most successful series in history, the first season of La Reina del Sur broke ratings records, with the finale outperforming all networks, regardless of language, and unleashed the network’s Super Series franchise success story.

Created by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, “La Reina del Sur” Season 2 is written by Roberto Stopello, Juan Marcos Blanco, Miguel Ferrari, and Jose Miguel Nuñez. Marcos Santana is Executive Producer and Showrunner of the series, with Telemundo’s Martha Godoy and AG Studios’ Rodrigo Guerrero as Executive Producers. “La Reina del Sur” Season 2 is a co-production between Telemundo Global Studios and Netflix. Telemundo has the exclusive rights in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and Netflix has the exclusive rights for the rest of the world for OTT.

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