By Jose Jara
TELEMUNDO UNVEILS “FIRST ACT” OF “LA REINA DEL SUR” SEASON TWO FOR FANS ACROSS TELEMUNDO AND NBCUNIVERSAL PLATFORMS
The network’s most ambitious production to date, starring Kate del Castillo, premieres Monday, April 22 at 10/9C
Countdown to Premiere: 21 days
MIAMI – April 1, 2019 – Telemundo today released an exclusive First Act of the much-anticipated return of “La Reina del Sur” Season Two, starring Kate del Castillo in her iconic role of Teresa Mendoza, which premiereson Monday, April 22 at 10pm/9C. For the first time ever, the network will offer audiences the opportunity to view the opening act across both Telemundo and NBCUniversal digital platforms, including Telemundo.com, its Facebook,Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, as well as the Telemundo App. In addition, social media platforms from sister networks and shows like E!, USA’s Queen of the South or Bravo’s Shah’s of Sunset, Mexican Dynasties and Imposterswill also showcase the material.
“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, 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.”
During the First Act, audiences will be reconnected with characters from the highly successful first season of La Reina del Sur, as well as be introduced to some of this season’s new players, particularly Teresa Mendoza’s daughter Sofia, played by Isabella Sierra. Just a few minutes into the episode, the suspense unleashes as Teresa must embark on the most important mission of her life – to save her daughter’s life.
Shot on location in eight countries, the return of “La Reina del Sur” is set eight years since powerful drug trafficker Teresa Mendoza disappeared into the U.S. Federal Witness Protection Program after bringing down Mexican presidential candidate Epifanio Vargas. Hers is now 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, and she will do the impossible to reclaim her throne as La Reina del Sur.
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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