Based on best-selling book La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Queen Of The South tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel.
Rosenbaum will executive produce alongside M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller, who wrote the pilot, David Friendly and Pancho Mansfield. For Rosenbaum, the showrunner gig stems from a two-year overall deal he signed with Gang Related producer 20th Century Fox TV last fall. Queen of the South is co-produced by 20th TV’s cable division, Fox 21 TV Studios, which is running lead, as well as Universal Cable Prods.
Rosenbaum, whose series credits also include The Shield, V, Chuck, is repped by CAA and Michael Gendler.