It’s been eight years since the badass La Reina del Sur series, starring Kate del Castillo, came out and fans were beginning to wonder if a second season was ever going to be in the works. Their wishes have finally come true because a new season is officially set to release. The Mexican actress even took to Instagram to break the news herself.
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Estamos demasiado felices de anunciarles que #LaReinaDelSur estrena el 22 de abril por @Telemundo. Sí, sabemos que estás igual de feliz que nosotros 😆. Además, a partir de este lunes prepárate para revivir lo mejor de esta historia en una edición especial de la primera temporada. @katedelcastillo #LRDS
Some consider La Reina del Sur a telenovela just based on the fact that it’s in Spanish and runs on Telemundo, but it’s really not your typical novela at all — more like a series. Kate del Castillo plays Teresa Mendoza, the famous female drug trafficker at the center of the show, but she is a bonafide movie star who made a name for herself in the acclaimed film Bajo La Misma Luna years before. Still, it was her role in Reina that not only caught the attention of real-life Mexican drug trafficker El Chapo, but also lead to leading roles in Ingobernable, All About Nina, and her Netflix’s documentary The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story.
There are a few things to expect from the series. For starters, expect a “Special Edition Season 1” which will be aired by Telemundo starting Monday, March 4. That’s right around the corner guys! It’s a great way to refresh yourself or catch up on season 1 — in case you missed it.
According to Remezcla, de Castillo’s character Mendoza will go by a new name in season 2 — referring to herself as “Maria Dantes.” She lives in Tuscany, Italy while quietly raising her daughter Sofia. That’s all we know for now but expect tons of action nonetheless.
There’s also a number of new cast members including actors Raoul Bova, Antonio Gil, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Mark Tacher, and Eric Roberts.
The new season begins on Monday, April 22 — so mark your calendars!