Sense 8's Alfonso Herrera and Love & Hip Hop star Remy Ma cast in USA network's Queen of the South

Alfonso's character Javier Gallegos is a brash and untamed mercenary while Ma's character Vee is a key aide to Chicago drug mogul Devon Finch.


                            Sense 8's Alfonso Herrera and Love & Hip Hop star Remy Ma cast in USA network's Queen of the South

Actor Alfonso Herrera, along with hip-hop star Remy Ma have officially joined the cast of 'Queen of the South', USA Network's action-packed drama. Herrera is cast as Javier Gallegos, a recurring character, while Ma will be guest starring as Vee, in the upcoming third season of the show. 

'Sense 8's Alfonso Herrera to star in USA's 'Queen of the South' (USA Network)
'Sense 8's Alfonso Herrera to star in USA's 'Queen of the South' (USA Network)

Herrera is best known for his recent roles in the television series 'The Exorcist' and 'Sense 8'. His character Javier Gallegos is a brash and untamed mercenary willing to kill for the highest bidder. 

Ma's character Vee is a key member of Chicago drug mogul Devon Finch's (Jamie Hector) security detail. According to the show, Vee is "efficient in combat and weaponry, courageous, deeply loyal, and can always be depended on by her boss and crew." The Bronx-bred Grammy-nominated artist has impacted rap music over the course of two decades. She most recently starred in the reality show 'Love & Hip Hop: New York'.

Reality star and hip-hop artist Remy Ma to appear as a guest actor on the show. (USA Network)
Reality star and hip-hop artist Remy Ma to appear as a guest actor on the show. (USA Network)

The plot follows Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico.  In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.  

Starring 'I am Legend's Alice Braga as Teresa, the USA Network original drama series is based on the global bestselling novel named La Reina Del Sur, written by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Perez-Reverte. The book was also one of the most popular super series of all time for USA Network's sister network, Telemundo.

Season 3 follows Teresa Mendoza as she strikes out on her own, determined to build a new empire for herself. But as enemies old and new close in, she realizes that being the queen will require a lot of work and immense sacrifices that she had ever imagined she would have to make.

The third season for the show was announced in June. It is set to premiere on Thursday, June 21 at 9/8c. 'Queen of the South' also stars Veronica Falcon as Camila Vargas, Peter Gadiot as James, and Hemky Madera as Pote. Natalie Chaidez and David T. Friendly executive produce the drama from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.

Scott Rosenbaum will serve as showrunner for the show. The pilot was written by Fortin and Miller, directed by Charlotte Sieling and executive produced by Pancho Mansfield, who has earlier worked with A&E's 'Damien'.