'Queen of the South' Season 5: Will There Be Another Season of the Netflix Show?

Netflix released Queen of the South Season 4 in over 30 countries at the end of May 2020, just over a year after the show aired on The USA Network. The show's original network, however, has some good news for fans, as they have already renewed Queen of the South for Season 5.

This was announced by USA way back in August 2019, the same day that the season finale first aired on the channel. In fact, Queen of the South Season 5 should be coming soon to The USA Network if other years are anything to go by. Every season of the show so far has aired in June, so fans should expect an announcement soon on the Season 5 release date.

However, the show may have decided to delay its release date until the USA and Netflix production can finish filming all of Season 5. In March 2020, it was announced that Queen of the South Season 5 had to cut production short due to the coronavirus. This might mean that the show will not return until 2021, when the show is able to finish filming its latest order of episodes.

Queen of the South Season 5 already had a shorter episode order, so it may be that the show was unable to complete enough episodes between filming starting in January and closing down in March. QotS writer Dailyn Rodriguez confirmed the shortened episode order in a tweet reading: "Hey #queenfamilia we are so sorry to tell you that we only got a ten episode order for Season Five. However, we promise you won't be disappointed with what we have in store for you. #queenofthesouth"

Hey #queenfamilia we are so sorry to tell you that we only got a ten episode order for Season Five. However, we promise you won't be disappointed with what we have in store for you. #queenofthesouth https://t.co/wcCXJ1Fet7

— Dailyn Rodriguez (@dailynrod) February 28, 2020

Season five was interrupted due to Covid. We have no idea when we will resume shooting or when we will premiere.

— Dailyn Rodriguez (@dailynrod) May 8, 2020

Rodriguez also gave an update on the show in May, when she replied to the show's Twitter fan page saying: "Season five was interrupted due to Covid. We have no idea when we will resume shooting or when we will premiere."

This delay might also affect the Netflix release date of Season 5. As previous seasons of the show have come to the streaming service internationally just before the release of the next season in the U.S., streamers might not get the latest season until 2022. Season 4, meanwhile, comes to U.S. Netflix on June 6, 2020.

While fans are currently in the dark about the future of the show, The USA Network has released a promo to tide viewers over. In the Season 5 trailer, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) is warned: "Those Russians, they're the most ruthless sons of b****** that walk the Earth."

Queen of the South Season 5 is coming soon to Netflix and The USA Network