Becky G is in talks to play the lead in the Peacock streaming series Queen of Flow, a remake of the Colombian telenovela, La Reina del Flow.
According to Deadline, Queen of Flow is described as a “Count of Monte Cristo-esque tale set against the backdrop of Latin music.” It follows an emerging singer-songwriter named Yeimi (Becky G’s potential role) whose undoing could come after falling in love with a man who has a powerful family.
The original series from Colombia had a narco-trafficking storyline, so here’s hoping the writers and producers behind the project have something else in mind as it’s an overdone narrative. The script is being written by Jorge Reyes, who wrote and produced a handful of episodes of the crime drama Queen of The South, which, of course, is centered around a drug empire, so it’s likely the direction this show is going in unfortunately.
As Remezcla wrote last year, “while there are people from the Latine community that are indeed fond of these [narco] shows, it is disappointing to see how those that benefit from crime and stereotypes are the only shows that persist consistently.”
If Becky G ends up landing the part, this will only be her third TV role where she doesn’t play herself. The first was the 2008 TV movie La estación de la Calle Olvera. She was also in two episodes of Empire in 2015.
Along with her work on TV, Becky G has starred in three live-action feature films – 2017’s Power Rangers, 2018’s A.X.L., and 2022’s Good Mourning opposite Machine Gun Kelly.