The Widow: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Widow

Critics Consensus

Ferociously ambitious, The Widow boasts Kate Beckinsale's killer action chops but goes astray in a jungle of problematic tropes and unsatisfying twists.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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User Ratings: 8

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 1, 2019

A widow's world turns upside down when she suspects her husband to still be alive, despite being presumed dead in a plane crash three years ago.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Georgia teams up with Emmanuel to decode the clues to her husband's whereabouts, which leads them on the trail of the elusive Pieter Bello. Later, Beatrix discovers the true cause of Ariel's blindness.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Judith secures passage for Georgia with a team of relief workers but their trip is jeopardized by civil unrest in the territory. Meanwhile, Ariel contends with his difficult past as Adidja must participate in a frightening exercise at Pieter's demand.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Ariel teams up with Martin to uncover the identity of the general suspected to be involved with the plane crash. Meanwhile, Georgia finds herself in a dangerous situation in her attempt to track down Pieter.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Georgia uses drastic tactics to learn the truth of Will's disappearance as she confronts Pieter. Judith contends with trying memories as she ventures back home. However, something unexpected awaits her there.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Georgia and Adidja head into the wilds of the Congo and face consequences they did not anticipate. Martin and Ariel find themselves in a precarious situation with Azikiwe as Martin continues to search for the truth about the crash.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Georgia ventures to Rwanda on her hunt for Will. Her arrival there offers new answers to the riddle about her husband, but she must also face the unexpected.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

Georgia returns to Kinshasa reeling from the news about Will. She tries to rectify the past but must also confront those trying to suppress the truth.

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Tv Season Info

A woman's past comes back to haunt her when she sees a surprising reminder of it on the evening news.

Cast & Crew

Alex Kingston
Judith Gray
Kate Beckinsale
Georgia Wells
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Ariel Helgason
Luiana Bonfim
Gaëlle Kazadi
Babs Olusanmokun
General Azikiwe
Charles Dance
Martin Benson
Bart Fouche
Pieter Bello
Jacky Ido
Emmanuel Kazadi
Maya Barcot
Stefania
Shalom Nyandiko
Adidja
Laura Bingoto Mandoko
Judith's Nurse
Clementine Mosimane
Judith's Doctor
Shupai Mchuchu
CTO Staff Member
Russell Crous
Office Employee
Oliver Blackburn
Judith's Lawyer
Harry Williams
Jack Williams
Dominik Scherrer
Gary Davy
Darryl Hammer
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Critic Reviews for The Widow Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

...highly watchable, if occasionally deliberately perplexing, old-fashioned entertainment - a mystery thriller that's well acted, and vigorously directed with some cinematic skill without being mannered and drawing attention to itself.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

An intriguing mystery-adventure that ultimately suffers from trying to shoehorn in too many storylines.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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[Used] Africa as a backdrop in the most graceless kind of way, trafficking in tropes and clichés, and then looping in moralistic montages to make A Point.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Even the most underdeveloped characters fare reasonably well, because the cast is uniformly good, and Beckinsale is the kind of actor who can make listening or standing in silence a vital, compelling act.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Writers Harry and Jack Williams really know how to craft transnational dramas built on crime and grief, but once things hit the Congo there's an odd languor about proceedings.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

[The writers] are, at the very least, on familiar ground here. And they know how to bang a vertiginous cliffhanger on to the end of each episode to keep you going.

Apr 15, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

...The Widow had the chance to take a strong stand on these questions, which are well-publicized, but did not.

Aug 4, 2020 | Full Review…

An intricate drama that never falls into predictability. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

There's a fine cast, it's stylish and colour-saturated, but in the first two episodes at least, there's something hollow and glib at its heart.

Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I found no evidence in Beckinsale's performance that she wasn't anything but maddeningly distant and fey.

Apr 15, 2019 | Full Review…

If I was being particularly cruel - oh, do let's go on - I'd say this is Congo as Boden catalogue accessory.

Apr 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It's worth sticking with it to see if Charles Dance gets to do anything more than be suave and whether care chief Alex Kingston really is as dodgy as she seems.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Widow: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    Couldn't help but binge this. Well-done, compelling series.
  • Aug 29, 2020
    A suspense thriller, which would have saved 3 episodes of the 8 it has, and that although the beautiful Kate Beckinsale makes her effort in her performance, The Widow of Amazon Prime, it is very small.
  • Jul 21, 2020
    Yet another reason to give something a shot, before dismissing it based on critic reviews. I have found the series compelling and an interesting watch. Sure, Kate Beckinsale as the lead elevates it, but there's also enough there in the story, sub-plots and supporting characters to make it worth your while!
  • May 19, 2020
    Good acting and a very good story. Very original plot twists. Keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end.

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