'The Widow': Kate Beckinsale isn't the only star to watch out for in Amazon's upcoming suspense thriller
Kate Beckinsale is outstanding as the widow in Amazon's new suspense thriller, but so is Shalom Nyandiko, Charles Dance and Alex Kingston
Sure, Kate Beckinsale will definitely be one of the reasons you'll tune into Amazon Prime Video's much-anticipated suspense thriller 'The Widow,' but there are several other reasons why you should. Not only is the series a riveting binge, slated to premiere March 1 (you can check out the review here), but the story is so well-written, it crisply unfolds to narrate the story of Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale), who embarks on a mission to find her husband, who apparently died in an airplane crash three years ago.
The suspense runs deep and the cast has delivered a prolific rendition of their characters, be it heroes, or villains, or a bit of both. The accolades cannot solely be credited to Beckinsale, even though she's brilliant as the widow who fights ferociously to find out the truth. The other cast members' performances are just as breathtaking. Here are few actors and their characters to look forward to in the upcoming mystery thriller.
Bound to steal your heart as Adidja, Nyandiko stars as a young girl who is taken by a terrorist group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to kill innocent men, women and children. It is striking and stirring to see a little girl hold a gun instead of color pencils. At first look, Adidja stands out. She scales a tree, reaches the top, and takes a moment to breathe and soak in the wilderness of the jungle because she is called back down to hold a gun and go on a killing spree.
Of course, she did not choose this life, she was abducted by the terrorist group when her village was raided. Adidja will form a beautiful crux of the story and how she and Georgia Wells will cross paths is something to definitely watch out for.
A majority of 'Game of Thrones' fans may have disliked Tywin Lannister, but you are sure going to love Dance in his new role as ex-military intelligence officer Martin Benson. He is the one who has all the resources to help Georgia Wells trace her husband, but the only problem is that he does not believe Will Mason is alive.
Not easy to persuade, Wells is disappointed with her friend when he tells her she is chasing a ghost. However, when he learns the danger Georgia is in, he wastes no time to assist her and does all the necessary digging like the true boss he is. No bad guys can touch him, because he is just a composed man with a lot of backups and resources, who leaves nothing to chance. The kind of friend that he makes to Georgia can be seen in the scene where he crosses seas to help uncover Georgia's mystery as he plays a crucial role in uncovering the truth of the plane crash.
'Doctor Who' star takes on a one-of-a-kind role as Judith Gray, who is Will Mason's boss at the charity organization he used to work for. We almost immediately meet her when learning of Georgia Wells' story, because she is the one to have called her and informed her about Will's death in the plane crash.
When Georgia spots Will on cable news, she immediately flies to the DRC and resides at Judith Gray's residence. Just like Martin Benson, Judith, at first, is skeptical about Will's survival but when Georgia insists, Judith aids her with necessary access. She is definitely a character to watch out for. Her own complicated backstory coupled with her own mysteries, you will find there is more to her than meets the eye.