The makers of The Missing, Liar and Cheat – Harry and Jack Williams – are back with another gripping drama in the form of The Widow. The ITV series stars Kate Beckinsale as Georgia Wells, a woman determined to do whatever it takes to reunite with her husband, and is set to be a must-watch. Here’s what you need to know…
The Widow: What’s it about?
For three years, ever since the love of her life Will Mason (Matt Le Nevez) died in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) has lived as a recluse in the Welsh countryside. Her life changes one day when she spots Will in the background of a TV news report about the Congo.
Shocked and 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 business partner and Emmanuel Kazadi (Jacky Ido), a local Congolese journalist she met when his wife was also a victim of the crash.
Meanwhile, in 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. Why is this relevant? Ariel is keeping a secret that links him to Georgia and Will.
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.
The Widow: Who’s in it?
Kate Beckinsale is joined by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Louise Brealey (Sherlock), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Babs Olusanmokun (Black Mirror, The Defenders), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Howard Charles (Monster Party) and Jacky Ido (The Catch).
The Widow: When’s it on TV?
The series begins on Monday 8 April at 9pm on ITV.
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