It’s been almost ten months since the final episode (9 June 2021) of Queen Of The South aired. After witnessing the ambiguous finale, fans have been curious as to whether Queen Of The South Season 6 is in the works. The cliffhanger has left the possibility of learning more about Teresa Mendoza’s life open. The Season 5 conclusion shocked audiences in June 2021, and it’s been uncertain whether or not there would be a Season 6 since then. Is the show set to return on USA Network? This is what we know so far.
Queen of the South is a must-see for all crime and drama fans, thanks to its riveting action scenes and outstanding character development. The USA Network original series La Reina del Sur, which premiered in June 2016, is based on the telenovela of the same name. Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), the leading lady, is a destitute Mexican woman who flees to America after her boyfriend, a drug cartel member, is murdered. Teresa finds she has adversaries she didn’t even knew about because of her ties to him. In order to retaliate, she establishes her own drug enterprise and becomes immensely wealthy. However, she continues to be a frequent target for many.
Will ‘Queen of the South’ have a sixth season?
Unfortunately, the USA Network announced in April 2021 that Season 5 will be the final season of Queen of the South.
— Queen of the South (@QueenOnUSA) April 7, 2021
While things can change at any time — like Tom Brady unretiring two months after announcing his retirement — this appears to be a long-term choice. There have been no new announcements from USA Network indicating that the show would return. For the time being, we must accept that Queen of the South has come to an end.
What was the reason for the cancellation of ‘Queen of the South’?
Queen of the South was a big hit with the audience. Netflix even bought up the entire five-season TV series. However, according to The Alike, the series’ fourth season suffered a significant dip in ratings of roughly 20%. Furthermore, the reduction in Season 5 was significantly higher, indicating that the sitcom was losing its audience.
This isn’t the first time one of USA Network’s original dramas has been cancelled. Mr. Robot, Suits, Pearson, and other shows shared Queen of the South’s demise.
As it picks up off-network runs of shows like Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1 or works up with other channels like Syfy for joint efforts like Chucky and Resident Alien, the network appears to be heading in a different path. NBCUniversal, USA Network’s parent company, appears to be focusing more on its streaming service Peacock at the moment.
What happened at the end of ‘Queen of the South’?
To refresh your memory, James (Peter Gadiot) shot Teresa at her Belize estate at Devon Finch’s request in Season 5, Episode 9. (Jamie Hector). The final episode depicts the aftermath of her death, which is devastating to see. Pote (Hemky Madera) is seen spreading Teresa’s ashes while Samara (Eve Harlow) is seen delivering a witness statement to the police.
The show does, however, include a time leap in which viewers can watch what the main characters are up to three years later. Teresa, it turns out, did not truly die, but instead executed a brilliant strategy. Teresa, who was still alive and well. (Read the finale Recap Here). This unexpected twist leaves the plot wide open for other stories, which will most likely go undiscovered.