The Widow is a brand new drama continuing this week on ITV - who's on the cast and what's it all about?
Back tonight - Monday, April 22 at 9PM on ITV - The Widow is a new drama series written by Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (Liar, The Missing).
Kate Beckinsale stars as Georgia Wells who has her life turned upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night. Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.
Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking. Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.
The Widow cast
Judith Gray (Alex Kingston)
Martin Benson (Charles Dance)
Will Mason (Matthew Le Nevez)
Adidja (Shalom Nyandiko)
Pieter Bello (Bart Fouche)
Emmanuel Kazadi (Jacky Ido)
Ariel Helgason (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson)
Azikiwe (Babs Olusanmokun)
The Widow spoilers and episodes
Three years after the death of the love of her life Will Mason (Matt Le Nevez) in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is shocked to her core when she spots Will in the background of a TV news report about the Congo.
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.
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).
It’s said that people go to the ends of the earth for the ones they love. Georgia is going to do just that.
The Widow continues at 9PM tonight, Monday April 22 at 9PM on ITV.
In the fifth of eight episodes, as she finally comes face to face with Pieter, Georgia resorts to extreme measures to learn more about Will’s disappearance. Judith’s return to her home brings back memories from her past, but she doesn’t foresee an unexpected twist of fate.
The next episode of The Widow airs TOMORROW - Tuesday, April 23 - at 9PM On ITV.
In Episode 6, Georgia and Adidja make a journey deep into the Congolese wilderness that yields unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, in the search for answers about the plane crash, Martin puts himself and Ariel ever closer to Azikiwe’s dangerous path.
The following final two episodes of The Widow air on Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30 at 9PM next week.
You can catch up and watch episodes online via the ITV Hub.
Alternatively, you can pre-order the series on DVD and Blu-Ray from Amazon here.