You know a show left a lasting impression when it ended eight years ago and fans are still asking for a second season. Yes, I'm talking about Telemundo's La Reina del Sur. In all honesty, I don't know why a follow-up season wasn't planned when the show was originally released back in 2011. You've got Kate del Castillo as the most powerful drug trafficker in southern Spain, plenty of action, plenty of drama, and an attractive storyline that keeps you coming back for more.
Our prayers have been answered, and not only will we get a second season, but we just got a sneak peek into the first episode with the release of the "First Act" — the beginning of the show before they go to the first commercial break. If that small clip is any indication, this season already promises a lot. Kate del Castillo returns to her iconic role of Teresa Mendoza, and it seems she hasn't forgotten her old ways.
"We see the high anticipation from La Reina del Sur fans as they continue to increase their social engagement with the brand," commented Karen Barroeta, Telemundo's senior vice president, marketing and creative. "As the premiere date draws near, this First Act is a great way to give them a taste of what is to come, showcasing the amazing production quality and high-action viewers can expect from this series."
Shot on location in eight countries, the second season of La Reina del Sur takes place eight years after Teresa first disappeared into the US Federal Witness Protection Program after bringing down Mexican presidential candidate Epifanio Vargas. She leads a quiet, anonymous life in Italy as Maria Dantes, peacefully raising her daughter Sofia, played by Isabella Sierra, in the Tuscan village of Massa Marittima.
Just a few minutes into the episode, Teresa must embark on the most important mission of her life — she must save her daughter. This event leads Teresa back to the life she thought she had left behind, and once again she must confront the past she buried all those years ago.
Tune in to Telemundo on April 22 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT to catch the premiere!