Queen of the South boss lines up huge new project after Alice Braga dramas finale

Queen of the South: USA Network teases season finale

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The fifth and final season of Queen of the South brought the gripping story of queenpin Teresa Mendoza (played by Alice Braga) to an end this June. Now the USA Network series is officially no more, head writer Dailyn Rodriguez took to Twitter and Instagram to reveal her next project.

Dailyn Rodriguez has lined up her next television series after showrunning the last two seasons of hit cartel drama Queen of the South.

The writer will team with Keshet Studios for a new historical crime series set in Cuba.

Rodriguez will be adapting the book Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub by Rosa Lowinger and Ofelia Fox.

The non-fiction book recounts the story of infamous Cuban nightclub Tropicana Nights, which provided a safe haven from the South American country’s political unrest in the 1950s.

Club owners and partners Martin and Ofelia Fox took centre stage as they fought to keep their business open amid the threat of rival club owners, the mafia and Cuban revolutionaries.

The former Queen of the South boss confirmed the news when she reposted fellow writer Jorge A. Reyes’ Instagram story celebrating Rodriguez’ new career move.

She also retweeted the Deadline report on Tropicana Nights on Twitter, prompting rave responses from her followers.

User Kate Thorman replied: “Ahhh this sounds right up my alley!! Huge congratulations!!”

Angela Harvey added: “I’m gonna watch the s**t outta this! Can’t wait.”

And Jorge Rivera said: “This is so unbelievably great! Congrats!”

Keshet Studios most recently worked on the new fantasy-drama series La Brea, which is premiering Tuesday night on NBC.

Their upcoming historical crime drama will shed more light on the Tropicana, which has remained open since 1939.

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Company President Peter Traugott told Deadline: “It’s a spectacularly beautiful space that still exists today.

“But when you peel it back a bit, [the Tropicana] was this kind of safe-haven for people who didn’t fit in, people from all over the world.

“People of different colours, sexualities, genders and whatever was going on beyond the walls was left behind.”

“It’s a really crazy love story at the centre with this backdrop [and it’s] exploring lots of issues that are still relevant.”

While Dailyn Rodriguez confirmed: “I’ve wanted to write about the Tropicana for years.

“My mother used to tell me amazing stories about the shows she and my father saw there, so this dynamic, special world is close to my heart.”

Hopefully her personal connection to the club, and her experience writing one of the most popular Latin American-led shows in recent years, will make the Tropicana series a must-watch when it eventually surfaces.

Keshet have now taken it to market in hopes of landing a network or streaming home for the upcoming series.

Queen of the South seasons 1-4 are available to stream on Netflix.


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