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Production Begins on Season 3 of Telemundo’s Global Hit Super Series ‘La Reina Del Sur’

Production has begun on the third season of "La Reina del Sur," starring global superstar Kate del Castillo, Telemundo confirmed today. 
Kate Del Castillo

Production has begun on the third season of "La Reina del Sur," starring global superstar Kate del Castillo (Bad Boys forLife, Ingobernable)Telemundo confirmed today. 

The eagerly anticipated series kicks off in Bolivia, one of the six countries featured in the next season of the Super Series.™ The network also announced that renowned actor, Pêpê Rapazote (Queen of the South, Shameless), joins Del Castillo for this third installment of the most successful Super Series™ in Telemundo's history.

Scheduled to reprise their roles in this upcoming season are Humberto Zurita (La Querida del Centauro, La Reina del Sur), Isabella Sierra (La Reina del Sur 2, 100 Días para Enamorarnos), Kika Edgar (La Reina del Sur 2, Mujeres Asesinas), Alejandro Calva (La Reina del Sur, Señora Acero), Tiago Correa (La Reina del Sur 2, La Casa de las Flores), Eduardo Yáñez (La Reina del Sur 2, Falsa Identidad), Lincoln Palomeque (La Reina del Sur, Señora Acero) Antonio Gil (La Reina del Sur 2), Emmanuel Orenday (La Reina del Sur, Señora Acero), Cuca Escribano (La Reina del Sur), Sara Vidorreta (La Reina del Sur),  Ágata Clares (La Reina del Sur) and Dmitry Anisimov (La Reina del Sur).

The stellar cast is completed by Noe Hernandez, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Ed Trucco, Carlos Valencia, Arturo Ríos, Denia Agalianou, Anderley Palomino, Fernando Solorzano and Victor Rebull, among others, with a special participation of Sofia Lama, Matias Novoa and Beth Chamberlin.

"A ‘before and after’ exists with ‘La Reina del Sur’ in Hispanic media. Nearly a decade since Telemundo set a new standard in Spanish-language content with this iconic Super Series™, we are thrilled to start production on this third season with the return of Kate del Castillo and a fantastic cast of talented actors,'" said Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Global Studios.

"In this new season, Latin America takes center stage.  Fans and newcomers alike will be transported by the fearless Teresa Mendoza on a visually arresting journey into the distinctive locations that will make them feel back at home and connect with their favorite heroine as she embarks on her most explosive and personal adventure yet."

The original multi-country production, known for showcasing magnificent landscapes around the world each season, will include legendary sites like the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, Machu Picchu in Peru, Argentina's famed glaciers, and Santa Marta in Colombia, among many other spectacular locations throughout Latin America.

Season 3 of “La Reina del Sur” opens four years after the second season with Teresa Mendoza behind bars in the U.S. for the murders of three DEA agents.  Stripped of her freedom, she’s separated again from her beloved daughter, Sofia. Once freed during a dramatic jail break, Teresa returns to a covert world powered by alliances and secret deals, risking her life throughout Latin America with the fervent hope that she can reunite with Sofia end her fugitive’s life at last.

Based on Arturo Perez-Reverte's novel, the debut season of "La Reina del Sur" broke viewing records, with the finale outperforming all networks, regardless of language, while launching the network's blockbuster Super Series™ franchise.

The second installment of "La Reina del Sur," which premiered eight years later in 2019, completed its run as the #1 program in its timeslot, regardless of language, and was awarded an International Emmy Award in the Best Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program category. The series broke all digital viewing records on the Telemundo App, dominating the social media landscape as the #1 Hispanic primetime entertainment series, including Facebook, regardless of language, and ranked as the top-performing Hispanic series on VOD for 2019.

The third season of “La Reina del Sur” is written by Lina Uribe, Darío Vanegas, Tatiana Andrade and Miguel Ferrari, directed by Carlos Bolado, Carlos Villegas and Claudia Pedraza. Marcos Santana is Executive Producer and Showrunner of the series, with Telemundo's Ximena Cantuarias and A.G. Studios' Rodrigo Guerrero as Executive Producers. "La Reina del Sur" Season 3 is a co-production between Telemundo Global Studios and Netflix. Telemundo retains the exclusive rights in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, with Netflix holding the exclusive rights for the rest of the world for OTT.

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