'La Reina Del Sur 2' Telemundo: Kate Del Castillo To Return As Teresa Mendoza For Sequel Series

Kate del Castillo 'La Reina Del Sur 2'
Kate del Castillo is set to return as Teresa Mendoza on "La Reina del Sur" sequel on Telemundo. Telemundo

Telemundo made a major announcement during their Upfront 2017-2018 presentation today, "La Reina Del Sur 2" is coming. Yes, the series that starred Kate del Castillo as Teresa Mendoza and ushered in a wave of narcoseries like "El Señor de los Cielos" and "Señora Acero," to the network. Luis Silberwasser, President of Telemundo Network and Universo Channel, gave a brief preview of what the sequel would be about. 

"La Reina del Sur 2" will pick up eight years after disappearing without a trace, Teresa's past will finally catch up with her as she is forced to return to México to take care of business, both personal and professional. 

"El Señor de los Cielos 6," starring Rafael Amaya, Fernanda Castillo, Carmen Aub and Mariana Seoane, returns for a sixth season as Aurelio Casillas has recovered all the fortune he lost and finally feels the need to retire. But it's payback time, the hatred he sowed since he sold his soul to the demon of drug trafficking is now knocking at his door with the face and blood of the many innocent people he destroyed. Aurelio will understand that his riches are an illusion and that after having been the great hunter he was, he will now become the prey. The women he mistreated, the men he betrayed, the political puppets he put in power, and even his own children will turn against him. Has the time come for Aurelio to pay for his sins?

Other series that were announced were:

Señora Acero, La Coyote (The Acero Dynasty) returns for its fourth season starring Carolina Miranda, Jorge Zarate, Gaby Espino and Luis Ernesto Franco. Vicenta Acero, the most feared and notorious “Coyote” on the U.S.-Mexican border, now faces more enemies, both inside and outside the law, who seek revenge and are willing to do anything to destroy the Acero dynasty.

Al Otro Lado del Muro (On the Other Side of the Wall) (WT) as the title suggests, is a series that tells the story of two very different women who for their own reasons, have to cross the border from Mexico to the other side. One, Eliza, comes from a humble background, while the other, Sofia, is a prominent figure and the wife of the governor of the state of Puebla. As different as these two women are, they will join forces on the U.S. side of the wall to try to rebuild their lives. Al Otro Lado del Muro will reflect opposite worlds, cultural gaps, different ways of life and the day-to-day life of immigrants who try to make it in a world that is unknown, and sometimes hostile to them.De Pura Cepa (Of Pure Wine) (WT) tells the story of the Castaño and Montiel families; two hardworking and successful families who have been friends for many years and who share a passion for wine. But their long-time relationship ends with the tragic death of Emilio Castaño in an automobile accident caused by the negligence of his friend, Juanjo Montiel. This unleashes a war between these two families and wineries, exposing their flaws and secrets. It’s a story about real people facing their demons and learning how to defeat them in order to rise again and harvest the best of wines, as authentic and pure as they are.

José José, El Príncipe de la Canción (Jose Jose, The Prince of Song) (WT) – the official authorized series – tells the real-life story of the life of José José, “El Príncipe de la Canción” (The Prince of Song), a musical icon whose life represents success, love and redemption. His incomparable talent carried him through a melodious, yet stormy life, as it seemed he was predestined to take an important place in the musical history of Mexico and Latin America. 

Los Guerrero (The Guerreros) (WT) tells the story of a dysfunctional yet very loving family of five siblings who are left in the U.S. to survive alone after their father passes away and their mother is deported to Mexico. Suddenly their American dream becomes a nightmare of survival. The line between right and wrong becomes blurred as they struggle to make ends meet. Their one ray of hope is Marisol, the middle sister, who through her passion for soccer reignites their belief that dreams can be achieved.

Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso (Without Breasts There Is Paradise) stars Carmen Villalobos, Fabian Rios, Catherine Siachoque, Majida Issa and Carolina Gaitan. Season two picks up after older Catalina (Carmen Villalobos), who everyone believed to be dead for many years, returns. With the help and support of secret agents, Catalina, now an anti-narcotics agent herself, captures and extradites La Diabla to the United States. La Diabla manages to evade authorities and flees to Colombia. Now, Catalina and La Diabla, once inseparable friends, face off as mortal enemies.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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