ITV commissions eight-part series The Widow

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ITV has commissioned The Widow, an original eight-part drama series written by Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams, the brothers behind The Missing, One of Us and upcoming drama Liar.

Produced by Two Brothers Pictures (The Missing, Liar, Fleabag), ITV’s The Widow introduces us to Georgia Wells who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was.

The series will follow Georgia as she is pulled back to face the world, and forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved. Haunted by the past and grieving for all she has lost, she hasn’t given up hope of discovering what really happened to her husband while he worked in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Polly Hill, Head of Drama at ITV, commented, “Harry and Jack really are masters of complex emotional and unpredictable storytelling. The Widow is a brilliantly relevant, contemporary story that constantly surprises and I am delighted to have it on ITV. I think it will be a real treat for our audience.”

Harry and Jack Williams added, “We love working with Polly and we’re so excited she’s put her faith in us again for our most cinematic and ambitious series yet.”

The series will go into production during the winter of 2018 in Wales, Africa and the Netherlands.

More details of casting and key production roles for ITV’s The Widow will be announced closer to the start of filming, so watch this space – and if you can’t wait for your next dose of Harry and Jack Williams’ gripping dramas then make sure you watch out for Liar, a new six-part thriller coming to ITV later this year starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd.


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