The Widow is a new limited series drama from ITV and Amazon. It begins in the UK tomorrow, 8th April, and will air two episodes per week (Monday and Tuesday) on ITV in the 9pm slot. The show was released on Amazon Prime Video in the US on 1st March.
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For 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 civilisation 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…
Watch a first-look clip from The Widow below:
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. To Will. It’s only a matter of time before he gets pulled back into that world.
View some images from the episode in our gallery below:
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 (Shalom Nyandiko), the unhinged General Azikiwe (Babs Olusanmokun) and a mysterious white man by the name of Pieter Bello (Bart Fouche).
Meet the cast and characters of The Widow in our series preview.
The Widow starts Monday 8th April on ITV, 9pm.