Queen of the South Gets Summer Release Date For Season 3 on USA Network

Queen of the South

USA Network's crime drama Queen of the South was a success for two recent seasons. Besides, the 2nd installment managed to keep quite steady ratings. As a result, on August 10, 2017, USA Network announced their decision to pick up the series for a third round. Nothing is surprising in the decision since according to USA Network, the crime drama has been the #1 cable series on Thursday nights so far this year, with an average of 1.1 million viewers a week. Furthermore, the US adaptation of the eponymous Spanish-language telenovela has received the universal acclaim among the target audience.

The statistics of the 2nd season were indeed impressive. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the current installment holds a score of 4.5/5 and a 90% approval rating among the viewers. On Metacritic, the series' score was lower, 7.5/10. Finally, an average rating of the crime drama on IMDb is 7.7/10 > 6,700 votes. It turns that the indicators of the current season are higher or equal to those of Season 1. So, we have been expecting the decision of renewal from the cable network.

If we take a look at the television ratings, they were steady enough. The second season premiere has lost just a bit more than ten percent of the viewing audience compared to its predecessor. The season finale meanwhile, has garnered 1.332 million viewers with a 0.40 key demo (P18-49). This figure is higher than those of the season premiere. With such impressive data on their table, the network management had no chance and was being forced to renew Queen of the South for a next season.

Summing up, it seems that Queen of the South is a long-term project. USA Network is apparently serious about the future of the series. Without a doubt, if the upcoming season is managed to showcase at least one million viewers per episode, we have every reason to expect another installment of Queen of the South next year.

What's The Show Queen of the South About?

If you have not yet seen this crime drama-thriller series on USA network, please read a brief overview of Queen of the South below. Otherwise, scroll down to learn our forecast on the possible release date for a next round.

The story focuses on Teresa Mendoza, a poor young woman who has recently left Mexico. There, she was falling in love with a gangster belonging to a prominent drug cartel. Teresa dreamt of preventing hopelessness, which surrounded her life. But when her beloved is murdered, Teresa has been forced to flee from her hometown abroad. Teresa managed to find a shelter in the United States. Here, in the USA, Teresa teams up with her former best friend having the intention to dethrone the leader of the drug cartel. As a result, Teresa heads an own drug empire, turning into one of the world's influential women over time. However, eventually, Teresa realizes that her fortune can't serve as a solution to all of her issues. She would have to trust herself to survive and surpass her opponents.

Season 3 Official Synopsis

According to USA Network, in Season 3 Teresa decides to build a new empire for herself. However, she feels a threat from her old and new enemies. Teresa realizes thereby that to remain a Queen would demand more efforts as well as more sacrifice than she could ever imagined.

Season 3 Release Date

As mentioned above, USA Network has opted to renew Queen of the South for another season. Moreover, we don't rule out the further renewal. On March 21, 2018, USA Network revealed the exact release date for the upcoming season. Queen of the South will return for Season 3 on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 9/8c on USA Network. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed of more news.