On Friday, March 1, Amazon will premiere all eight episodes of the Prime Original series The Widow on Prime Video worldwide. The Widow has been produced in conjunction with the UK’s leading commercial broadcaster, ITV, which will air the drama in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
For the past three years, ever since the love of her life, Will (Matthew Le Nevez) died in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale ) has lived as a recluse in the Welsh countryside, away from civilization and the comforts of 21st-century living. Her life changes one day when she spots Will in the background of a TV news report about the Congo…
Shocked to her core, but filled with determination that Will is still alive, Georgia returns to the country’s capital, Kinshasa, for the first time since the plane crash. There, she reunites with Judith Gray (Alex Kingston), Will’s enigmatic erstwhile business partner, and Emmanuel Kazadi (Jacky Ido), a local Congolese journalist she met three years previously after his wife was also a victim of the crash.
Meanwhile, in Rotterdam, Holland, a blind Icelandic man, Ariel Helgason (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), applies for a medical trial in the hope that his sight can be restored. There he meets Beatrix (Louise Brealey), another candidate for the trial. But Ariel’s keeping a secret, one that links him to Georgia’s husband, Will. It’s only a matter of time before he gets pulled back into that world.
Oblivious to the extent of the danger she faces, Georgia sets out across the country in pursuit of Will, while Martin Benson (Charles Dance), the closest person to family Georgia has, searches for answers elsewhere. It’s a journey that will lead her to the volatile region of eastern DRC, where we’ll meet an array of characters like the child soldier, Adidja (Shalon Nyandiko), the unhinged General Azikiwe (Babs Olusanmokun) and a mysterious white man by the name of Pieter Bello (Bart Fouche). It’s said that people go to the ends of the earth for the ones they love. Georgia is going to do just that.
The Widow stars Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator, Love & Friendship), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Underworld: Blood Wars), Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who), Matthew Le Nevez (Offspring, Love Child), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Babs Olusanmokun (Black Mirror, The Night Of), Louise Brealey (Containment, Sherlock), and Bart Fouche (Invictus, Maze Runner: The Death Cure).
The Widow was created, written by and executive produced by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Fleabag) and produced by Williams’ Two Brothers Pictures, and Eliza Mellor (Liar, The Living and the Dead, Poldark). The series was directed by Samuel Donovan (Humans, Liar, Utopia) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue). It will air in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ITV.