Netflix UK is adding another exclusive U.S. acquisition to their burgeoning slate of programming.
The streaming service has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to secure the UK rights to USA Network’s drama series Queen Of The South, The complete first season is available to stream as of today (Thursday June 15th).
Based on the novel La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Queen Of The South tells the story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.
The drama series is produced for USA Network by Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions and stars Alice Braga (City Of God), Veronica Falcón (Besos de Azúcar), Justina Machado (Six Feet Under), Peter Gadiot (Tut), Hemky Madera (Weeds) and Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto).
This acquisition comes less than a week after the show’s second season launched state-side on USA Network. It also marks the second of USA Network’s current dramas to land at Netflix here in the UK; joining Paramount Television’s Shooter, which is returning for it’s second season next month.
Queen Of The South joins a slate of exclusive acquisitions at Netflix UK that includes Designated Survivor, Better Call Saul, Once Upon A Time, Orphan Black, You Me Her, Riverdale, Reign, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie and the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery. Netflix UK is also expected to pick up at least one new show out of the recent LA Screenings and word on the ground was that they were looking at big network comedy for the first time; potentially setting the stage for a bidding war with Channel 4 over Young Sheldon.
You can check out USA Network’s trailer for season one below: