Drug cartels are warring amongst themselves and the authorities in Mexico and the United States. Queen of the South is about a young woman of uncommon beauty, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga). She has the mental acuity and feral cunning to work her way to the top eventually becoming Queen of the South. Each episode relates a part of her journey. Subterfuge and bloody gunfights, deceiving law enforcement, the suppliers and the leadership of her cartel is a must. It entertains - always.