QUEEN of the South tells the story of a woman who becomes a drug ‘queen pin’ after her boyfriend is murdered by a Mexican cartel.
But as the fourth series hits Netflix this month, where are all the filming locations for the popular crime drama?
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Where is Netflix’s Queen of the South filmed?
The show follows the story of Teresa Mendoza who takes refuge in the United States and escapes poverty by building a drugs empire.
But where did the all-star cast head to shoot its gripping scenes?
The pilot for the show was shot in the Mexican capital.
However, once it was given the green-light by USANetwork, production moved to the US – where, handily, Teresa flees to.
The first three seasons of the show were predominantly shot on location in Dallas, Texas up until early 2018.
According to The Dallas Morning News, scenes were filmed in and around the city.
Much production took place, in particular, at its South Side Studios.
These include the sets for a swanky nightclub, camp used for human trafficking and a 30-foot tunnel enlisted for secret border crossings.
Speaking to the The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, producer David T. Friendly said: “We wanted a US city close enough to Mexico, where drugs and people, as in human trafficking, could conceivably be imported and exported under the radar.
“Also, Dallas, we felt, is such an attractive city visually.”
Season three begins on location in Malta, where Teresa is on hideout after getting into trouble in Mexico and the US.
Speaking to USANetwork about heading to the European country, the actress who plays her, Alice Braga, said: “Actually, we shot in Malta – which was beautiful.
“It picks up in a moment that Teresa’s just trying to take care of her own life and follow her own path without anyone dictating how she should do it.”
The star continued: “They were talking about choosing specific countries in Europe and then Malta came up.
“It’s such an interesting story because it’s an island that has been invaded by many different countries.
“It was just a perfect hideout for Teresa to flee. She stayed there, so we kick off the season there.”
She added: “I think the fans are going to be very excited because we did a lot of action when we were [in Malta] so everything looks very exciting.
New Orleans, Louisiana
For the fourth series, filming moved to New Orleans, Louisiana – where Teresa hopes to expand her empire.
According to the Louisiana film office, scenes were shot from February 13 to 25, 2019.
Speaking to Nola, co-showrunner and co-executive producer Ben Lobato explained: “Louisiana is now the corridor for drugs coming into the States for the entire East Coast of this country.
“As the Queen moves her cocaine operation up the Eastern Seaboard, New Orleans has become her new base of operation.”
Filming locations included the French Quarter, Warehouse District, Bywater, Garden District and the Marigny.
The opening episode was shot from the interior and exterior of the Roosevelt Hotel, with Teresa’s luxurious new residence a penthouse suite at the new Standard Hotel in the CBD.
Many interior sets were also constructed at Starlight Studios in New Orleans East.
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When is the release date for Queen of the South on Netflix?
Series four of the American TV show – which first hit screens in 2016 – will be available to UK fans on Netflix from May 29, 2020.
It was first aired to viewers in the United States last summer between June and August on USANetwork, and will be shown on US Netflix from June 2020.
There will be 13 episodes for people to enjoy.
It was announced last summer that series five has been confirmed, and it was originally predicted to reach USA Network in 2021.
However, this could change after filming was paused on March 14, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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