USA’s ‘Queen of the South’ Casts Ryan O’Nan in Season 2 (Exclusive)

Actor/writer to recur in multiple episodes and also join writers’ room as story editor

USA drug cartel drama “Queen of the South” has added actor and writer Ryan O’Nan, both as a cast member and a story editor, in Season 2.

O’Nan will recur in multiple episodes as King George, a high-rolling Texas weed smuggler who will help Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) and Camila Vargas (Veronica Falcon) build their empire. He is described as eccentric, ruthless, lethal and unpredictable — laughing with you one moment, and gutting you like a fish the next, a loose cannon who is as slippery as an eel.

Additionally, O’Nan, who last wrote on Season 1 of FX’s X-Men series “Legion,” will join the writers’ room of the American adaptation of the Arturo Perez-Reverte best-seller “La Reina del Sur,” which also spawned the Telemundo telenovela of the same name.

The series is co-produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (“The Final Girls”), who wrote the pilot, are also executive producing, along with David Friendly (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Big Momma’s House”) and Pancho Mansfield (“Damien”).

O’Nan, who most recently appeared on “Fargo” and “Ray Donovan,” is represented by Carlos Carreras at APA Agency and Estelle Lasher at Lasher Group.