Kate Beckinsale is to take the lead role in ITV and Amazon drama The Widow, written by Two Brothers Pictures’ Harry and Jack Williams.
In The Widow, Beckinsale plays a woman whose husband is reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.
She then travels to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to uncover the truth about his disappearance.
The Widow is being produced by Eliza Mellor (Liar, The Living and the Dead, Poldark, Death Comes to Pemberley) and will be directed by lead director Sam Donovan (Humans, Liar, Utopia) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue) who is also directing four episodes of the series. Jack and Harry Williams will executive produce the drama. It was commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill.
The series goes into production this month in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam.
The Widow will premiere on ITV before airing as an Amazon Prime Original in the US and will be available on Amazon Prime Video in other territories.
All3media International handles global distribution.
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