Widow: Kate Beckinsale Stars in New Amazon Original Series

Amazon and ITV have greenlit The Widow, an eight-episode original series starring Kate Beckinsale.

Beckinsale plays follows Georgia Wells, a woman who has cut herself off from her previous life but is pulled back to the face that world after seeing her supposedly deceased husband on the news.

The thriller takes her into the African Congo, where she faces danger and revelation, as she stops at nothing to get to the truth about her past.

“We are thrilled to continue our existing relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her incredible performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films,” said Brad Beale, vice president, worldwide TV content acquisition at Amazon Prime Video, in a statement.

Beckinsale recently starred in Marc Webb’s “The Only Living Boy in New York,” which was released on Amazon in August 2017, as well as Amazon’s “Love & Friendship,” based on Jane Austen’s novel “Lady Susan.”

ITV’s head of drama Polly Hill added that they are delighted by Beckinsale’s casting as well because she is “perfect for the role of Georgia in what is, as always, brilliant, compelling and surprising storytelling from Harry and Jack Williams. We’re very pleased to have secured the series which is an ITV original commission and co-production with Amazon.”

For the Williams, who produced “Fleabag” for Amazon, “The Widow” is their “most ambitious and cinematic piece to date.”

“The Widow” will be executive produced by Williams’ Two Brothers Pictures.

Sam Donovan and Olly Blackburn will direct.

 

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