Kate Beckinsale is turning her attention to the small screen. She has been tapped to star in The Widow, an eight-episode thriller for Amazon Studios from ITV.
Written and produced by The Missing and Fleabag brothers Harry and Jack Williams, the series follows Georgia Wells (Kate), who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was.
After seeing her supposedly dead husband on the news, Georgia is pulled back into his world until she gets the truth about her past. This takes her to the African Congo where danger and revelation greet her at every turn.
Eliza Mellor produces; Sam Donovan and Olly Blackburn will direct the series, which hails from Williams' Two Brothers Pictures. The Widow will premiere on ITV in the U.K. and on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and other countries. Production will begin January 2018 in South Africa, Wales, and the Netherlands.