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USA Adapting Telenovela La Reina Del Sur

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USA will adapt hit Telemundo telenovela La Reina Del Sur (The Queen of the South), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story follows a woman named Teresa Mendoza who takes over a Mexican drug cartel after her boyfriend is murdered.

Launched in 2011, La Reina Del Sur became one of Telemundo's most popular soaps to date. It was the network's highest-rated premiere yet, and often beat out broadcast English-language programming in the ratings.

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Previously, NBC and USA announced it would adapt two other Telemundo telenovelas, The Lord of the Skies and Woman of Steel.

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