'Queen of the South' Season 5: How to Watch Online

Queen of the South Season 5 is finally airing on USA, nearly two years after the last season aired. The first episode of Queen of the South's final season will air in April, and the season is also set to be released onto streaming services in the coming months—though fans who want to binge it all at once on a streamer are in for a long wait.

When does Queen of the South Season 5 air?

Season 5, Episode 1, titled "Fantasmas," will air on The USA Network on Wednesday, April 7 at 10:05 p.m. ET / 9:05 p.m. CT. The synopsis for that episode reads: "Teresa [played by Alice Braga] sets out to expand her business in New York City while James [Peter Gadiot] proves his allegiance to Teresa."

The final season will have 10 episodes, which will air weekly on the network in that timeslot.

How to watch Queen of the South online

As it first airs, Queen of the South Season 5 will be available to watch on the USA live stream on their website. In order to watch this, viewers have to log in with their cable provider details or with the login details of their live TV streaming package. A full list of compatible providers is available on the USA website.

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Alice Braga in a promo image for 'Queen of the South' Season 5. USA Network

Shortly after airing, episodes are expected to be available to watch for free with ads in the U.S. for a limited time. Other shows on the network's website have their three most recent episodes available for free, with older episodes available either by signing in with your TV provider details or by creating an NBCUniversal profile. This account allows viewers to watch three additional pieces of content locked for non-subscribed users across a number of networks owned by the company.

NBCUniversal also owns streaming service Peacock. There have currently been no plans announced for the show to air on that streamer. Instead, the season will come in full to Netflix later in the year.

Exactly when has not been announced, but all previous seasons have followed a similar release pattern. Season 4 came to Netflix in June 2020, exactly one year after the season debuted on USA. The previous seasons also came a year after they debuted on TV.

Queen of the South Season 5 is expected on Netflix on April 7, 2022. The first four seasons of the show are streaming now on Netflix in all its major territories.

The official synopsis for Queen of the South reads: "While living in the barrio of Jalisco, Mexico, poor Teresa Mendoza falls in love with a member of a successful drug cartel, hoping that love will help her rise above the hopelessness she feels in her life. When it doesn't happen, she is forced to flee the country after her boyfriend is murdered.

"She seeks refuge in America, where she teams up with an unlikely person from her past to take down the leader of the drug ring that is after her. Teresa ends up starting her own drug empire, becoming one of the world's wealthiest women in the process. With her success, she discovers that money doesn't fix all of her problems, and she can only depend on herself if she wants to stay one step ahead of others and stay alive."

Queen of the South airs Wednesdays at 10:05 p.m. ET / 9:05 p.m. CT on The USA Network.