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Is 'Queen of the South' Based on a True Story? Inside the Book-Inspired Drama Series

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Queen of the South has been captivating fans since it hit the small screen in 2016, and now, in the heat of the compelling fourth season, viewers can't help but wonder if the hit series is based on a true story. Scroll down for everything we know!

The star of the show, Alice Braga, once spoke out on the topic. "I think it's inspired by some female, some women who were cartel leaders, but it's a fiction book," she revealed to Bustle. "The book is very different from the series. I mean, it's inspired by the book, but the journey for the character, they decided to create a different journey."