WATCH: The first trailer for Amazon’s thriller The Widow

The WidowThe first trailer for the upcoming Prime Original Series starring Kate Beckinsale, The Widow, has been released. According to a report by Deadline, The Widow was written by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing) and will be broadcast by ITV in the UK and all eight episodes of the first season will be distributed internationally by Amazon Prime on March 1. Filming the series took place in South Africa, Wales, and Rotterdam.

Here is the synopsis of the series:

“For the past three years, ever since the love of her life, Will (Matthew Le Nevez) died in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) has lived as a recluse in the Welsh countryside, away from civilization and the comforts of 21st-century living. Her life changes one day when she spots Will in the background of a TV news report about the Congo…

The Widow posterShocked to her core, but 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, 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 (Shalon 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. “

Don’t miss The Widow on March 1 on Amazon Prime.

Check out the trailer below: