Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur 2’ Gets Symphonic Soundtrack: Exclusive


Music performed by the Miami Symphony Orchestra accompanies the return of Kate del Castillo as drug lord Teresa Mendoza.

Telemundo’s La Reina del Sur 2, the comeback of the series that took the telenovela to new heights, will feature a soundtrack recorded by the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Billboard has learned. The soundtrack is a collaboration between the 50-member orchestra’s director and conductor, Eduardo Marturet, and Latin Grammy-nominated composer and musician Alberto Slezynger, who wrote the score with members of the team at his production company Personal Music.

“The idea was to produce the music using the highest Hollywood standards,” Slezynger said in a statement.

"When we have the symphony, aside from creating a fabulous sound, we get a product produced by human beings as it happens on a scene or on set. We don’t have robots, we have real people,” Marturet added.” It is the first time that the Miami orchestra has recorded a soundtrack.

Season two of the spectacularly successful show re-visits drug trafficker Teresa Mendoza (Kate del Castillo), eight years after she disappeared into the U.S. government’s witness protection program. Shot on location in eight countries, the Reina del Sur second season is a co-production between Telemundo and Netflix.

Telemundo will air the show in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, while Netflix has exclusive rights in the rest of the world. The original La Reina del Sur was Telemundo’s most successful series ever. For Reina 2, the Spanish-language network will expand the show’s reach by airing it across its platforms with English-language subtitles. Telemundo Global Studios’ President Marcos Santana is the show’s Executive producer and showrunner.

La Reina del Sur season 2 premieres April 22 at 10 p.m. on Telemundo.