The previous few years have seen the small display taken over by a military of actors historically recognized for his or her work in motion pictures. Clive Owen did it with The Knick, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey did it with the first season of True Detective, and comic Zach Galifianakis has finished it along with his work on Baskets, to call just some. Now, it is Underworld star Kate Beckinsale’s flip, because the actress has formally signed onto Amazon’s upcoming drama sequence, The Widow. And it sounds nice.
In The Widow — which is able to start its manufacturing this month in South Africa, Wales and Rotterdam — Kate Beckinsale will star as Georgia Wells, a girl who decides to chop ties along with her previous and take away herself from the world within the wake of her husband’s obvious dying; therefore the present’s title. Nevertheless, she finally sees her husband on the information, seemingly now not lifeless, and decides to set off on a journey into the African Congo to piece collectively the mysteries of her previous and current. Whereas additional particulars in regards to the plot weren’t obtainable, that primary premise alone (plus Beckinsale’s involvement) feels prefer it’ll be sufficient to get many potential followers onboard.
Taking over a task in The Widow marks Kate Beckinsale’s first vital foray into the world of tv, which might go a great distance in direction of altering the course of her profession. It’s controversial that she solely has one definitive and trademark position: Selene within the Underworld franchise. (She was additionally offered the role of Marvel Lady earlier than the delivery of the DCEU, however nothing ever got here of it). Nevertheless, transferring into serialized tv might supply Ms. Beckinsale an opportunity to develop into much more well-established, presumably resulting in extra dramatic roles.
Although that is considerably new territory for Kate Beckinsale (within the sense that she is making the soar into tv), it’s not the primary time that she has labored with Amazon Studios. Particularly, she not too long ago collaborated with the stream-happy people at Amazon for the productions of The Only Living Boy in New York and Love & Friendship. Given her willingness to work with them once more so rapidly, plainly her characteristic experiences should’ve been comparatively satisfying. Now, we’ll simply have to attend and see what occurs when The Widow begins coming collectively on the streaming service.
CinemaBlend will maintain you posted with extra info associated to The Widow (to not point out Kate Beckinsale’s involvement with the Amazon mission) as new particulars are made obtainable to us. Till then, check out our midseason premiere guide to see what’s coming over the subsequent few months, after which mosey on over to the latest episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast to listen to what we have now to say about something and the whole lot on this planet of streaming content material.