Teresa Mendoza, the title character of La Reina del Sur, doesn’t merely shatter glass ceilings, she obliterates them. Mendoza takes out her enemies, guns blazing, and chases kidnappers around the world to rescue her daughter. Just that she is a queenpin tells us so much; after all, most drug lords are men. Kate del Castillo plays Mendoza on Telemundo’s blockbuster hit, returning April 22 after an eight-year absence (and you thought the wait between season seven and eight of Game of Thrones was interminable). Though a woman is on the throne, the power behind that throne is another woman, executive producer Martha Godoy.
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