Queen of the South season 5 delayed: Will the new series be delayed on Netflix?

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Queen of the South recently released its sixth season on Netflix for fans of the crime drama to enjoy. The ending left fans desperate for more episodes but the show could be facing a significant delay – here’s what you need to know.

Will Queen of the South season 5 be delayed?

The fourth season of Queen of the South was recently released internationally on Netflix for fans around the world to enjoy.

The hit crime drama following the rise of drug cartel leader Teresa Mendoza (played by Alice Braga) returned with 13 brand-new episodes after being released on the USA Network back in 2019.

This saw Teresa head to New Orleans to strengthen the control on her cartel while also facing increasing attacks from Judge Lafayette (David Andrews).

The show culminated in a brutal finale episode where not only was Javier Jimenez (Alfonso Herrera) killed but James (Peter Gadiot) also returned.


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Fans were left desperate to know what happens next after James fell injured into Teresa’s arms and warned how new enemies were coming.

There is good news for viewers as the show was renewed back in 2019 by the USA Network following it airing on the channel.

What’s more, filming and production had already begun on the show with a trailer even released for season five.

However, it does seem like there could be a big delay before fans will be able to finally see new episodes.

This is because the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 caused production to shut down on the show back in March.

Filming for the show mainly takes place in Dallas in Texas and there are currently still restrictions in place for filming in the state.

The potential delay was confirmed by co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez on Twitter.

In response to fan questions, she revealed: “Season five was interrupted due to Covid.


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“We have no idea when we will resume shooting or when we will premiere.”

In the past, the show has always been released in June on the USA Network.

Given filming has been halted, it does not seem likely the show will have a premiere date in June 2020.

Then there is generally a big gap between the show airing in the US and its release on Netflix.

For example, after season four was released in June 2019 in the US, it was only dropped on Netflix in May 2020.

As a result, it seems like fans will be waiting until at least mid 2021 to be able to see new episodes of the crime drama on Netflix.


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Express.co.uk will update this article as soon as any more is revealed about the release date for season five.

When the show does return, it has also been confirmed it will only feature 10 episodes rather than the usual 13.

This was confirmed by Rodriguez on Twitter back in February after fans wondered why there would be less episodes.

She wrote: “Dear #queenfamilia we are so sorry to tell you that we only got a 10 episode order for season five
“However, we promise you won’t be disappointed with what we have in store for you. #queenofthesouth.”

Queen of the South seasons 1-4 are available to stream on Netflix now.

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