Amazon Prime Video, ITV greenlight drama series ‘The Widow’ starring Kate Beckinsale
MUMBAI: Amazon Prime Video and ITV have greenlit ‘The Widow’, an eight-episode Prime Original and ITV series, starring Kate Beckinsale.
The Widow will be distributed globally by all3media International. The series will commence production this month in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam. The Widow will premiere on ITV in the UK and on Prime Video in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.
‘The Widow’ follows Georgia Wells (Beckinsale) who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was. After seeing her “late” husband on the news, she is pulled back to face the world and will stop at nothing until she gets the truth about her past.
This thriller will take Georgia into the depths of the African Congo where danger and revelation will greet her at every turn.
“We are thrilled to continue our existing relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her incredible performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films. Harry and Jack Williams have created a powerful story, which will be brought to life by one of the world’s most talented actresses, and we are excited to bring this thrilling series to Prime members around the world,” said Amazon Prime Video VP Worldwide TV Content Acquisition Brad Beale.
“I’m delighted to announce Kate Beckinsale’s casting in ‘The Widow’. 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,” said ITV head of drama Polly Hill.