Kate Beckinsale is going in TV.
Amazon announced Wednesday that, in partnership with ITV within the U.Ok., it has picked up the eight-episode drama The Widow from writers and govt producers Harry and Jack Williams. The series stars Beckinsale as Georgia Wells, who has nick herself off from her previous existence and is never any longer the girl she once became. After seeing her “unhurried” husband on the records, she is pulled aid to face the enviornment and can cease at nothing until she will get the reality about her past.
Harry and Jack Williams previously created The Lacking, the critically acclaimed Starz restricted series which earned main Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, as wisely as closing three hundred and sixty five days’s Liar.
“Kate Beckinsale is a brilliantly talented actress and we’re overjoyed she’s joining us on this whisk — we couldn’t imagine anyone extra favorable for the operate,” the Williams brothers acknowledged in an announcement. “The Widow is our most heroic and cinematic portion to this level and we’ll’t wait to bring the darkish heart of the Congolese jungle to the conceal.”
The Widow, which is ready to happen within the African Congo, retains Beckinsale within the Amazon family: She earned raves for her comic flip within the Jane Austen adaptation Like & Friendship, distributed by Amazon Studios, and extra recently costarred in Marc Webb’s The Only Residing Boy in Modern York. This can also merely designate her first tv gig of any form in two decades, and her first standard operate on a series.
“We are overjoyed to proceed our present relationship with Kate Beckinsale on the heels of her astonishing performances in Amazon Studios’ critically acclaimed films,” Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Narrate material Acquisition for Amazon Prime Video, added. “Harry and Jack Williams bear created a robust legend, which is ready to be introduced to existence by one amongst the enviornment’s most talented actresses, and we’re furious to bring this thrilling series to Prime participants right via the enviornment.”
The Widow goes into production later this three hundred and sixty five days.