'The Queen and the Conquistador' aka 'La Reina de Indias y el Conquistador': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Netflix drama

This May, Netflix is bringing its viewers another historical drama — this time, set in Columbia


                            'The Queen and the Conquistador' aka 'La Reina de Indias y el Conquistador': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Netflix drama
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If there is one thing we love about Netflix (although there are many), it's the streaming service's propensity to put out historical dramas.

Over the years, Netflix has added some brilliant historical series like 'Cable Girls', 'Medici' (in association with Big Light Productions), and 'The Crown' along with some historical movies like 'The King' and 'Outlaw King'.

This May, Netflix is bringing its viewers another historical drama — this time, set in Columbia. 'The Queen and the Conquistador', alternatively titled, 'La Reina de Indias y el Conquistador' is loosely based on historical events. Read on to know more details.

Release date

The drama series will be available to stream on Netflix on May 16.

Plot

India Catalina's story is certainly one of tragedy. After being abducted as a child by Spanish conquistador Diego de Nicuesa from an indigenous settlement known as Zamba o Galerazamba, Catalina learns Spanish and becomes an interpreter and intermediary for another Spanish conquistador, Pedro de Heredia.

No one knows Catalina's real name, and it is said she married Pedro de Heredia's nephew, Alonso Montañez. In the show, the story will be quite different.

After establishing the city of Cartagena, Pedro de Heredia, motivated by the need to save his brother, betrays Catalina. Heartbroken, she escapes, only to come back 18 years later, as a grown woman. In her soul, her only mission is revenge: to end Pedro de Heredia’s life, the same way that he, after making her fall for him, ended hers. 

Cast

Essined Rivera Aponte

Essined Aponte is an actress, known for 'SWAT', 'The Three Sides of Ana' and 'Cosita Linda'. She plays the role of India Catalina.

Emmanuel Esparza

Emmanuel Esparza (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Esparza is a Spanish actor known for his roles in 'El Señor de los Cielos', 'La Pola' and 'Venganza'. He plays the role of Pedro de Heredia.

Creator and Directors

The show was created by Johhny Ortiz ('The Mafia Dolls 2') and directed by Camilo Villamizar ('Tiro de Gracia') and Juan Carlos Vásquez ('Surviving Escobar', 'Alias ​​JJ').

Trailer

The trailer for the series can be viewed here.

If you like this, you will love these:

'Cable Girls'

'Velvet Collection'

'Medici'

'Marco Polo'

'Outlander'

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