Kate Beckinsale has been cast in The Widow, ITV’s previously announced new drama from Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (Liar, The Missing).
Produced in conjunction with Amazon Prime Video, the original eight part drama series introduces us to Georgia Wells (Beckinsale) who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was.
The series will follow Georgia as she is pulled back to face the world, and forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.
Haunted by the past and grieving for all she has lost, she hasn’t given up hope of discovering what really happened to her husband while he worked in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
“I’m delighted to announce Kate Beckinsale’s casting in The Widow,” said ITV Head of Drama, Polly Hill.
“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 Prime.”
On behalf of Amazon Prime Video, Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition said: “We are thrilled to continue our existing relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her incredible performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films.”