September 6, 2016

USA Network announced today that Queen of the South has been renewed for a second season. The freshman drama, which premiered in June, follows the story of a woman out to take down the leader of a drug trafficking ring that has her on the run in America after her boyfriend was murdered in Mexico. The show is based on the best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur by acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

Queen of the South has had a modest showing for the cable network through its first 11 episodes, delivering an average of 2.25 million viewers in live plus 7-day viewing. The show has two episodes remaining in Season 1, with the season finale set for September 15.

There is no word on the number of episodes planned for Season 2, though a return in 2017 is expected. Veteran producer Natalie Chaidez, who executive-produced Syfy's 12 Monkeys among others, is being brought in for Season 2 to take over showrunning duties.