ITV’S gripping drama, The Widow ends TONIGHT.
Here are four reasons why you should watch the show starring Hollywood babe Kate Beckinsale.
Two Brothers Pictures – Photos by Coco Van Oppens The Widow is an ITV drama starring Kate Beckinsale
1) The all-star cast
To start with the show is lead by Kate Beckinsale, who plays the title role of widow Georgia Wells.
Adding to the star line-up there is esteemed actor Charles Dance and ER star Alex Kingston.
They are joined by Sherlock’s Louise Brealey and Black Mirror actor Babs Olusanmokun.
Now that’s a lot of star pull for one TV show.
Two Brothers Pictures – Photos by Coco Van Oppens The Widow has an all-star cast, including Charles Dance
2) The gripping storyline and dramatic ending
WARNING: Contains spoilers from The Widow
The series follows Georgia Wells, a widow whose husband Will died in a plane crash on a trip to Africa.
Three years after Will’s death, she sees a man resembling her husband on a news story reporting civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Suspecting that everything is not what it seems, Georgia travels to Kinshasha to uncover the truth.
She starts to look for answers particularly concerned with the reason why her husband – she believes – faked his own death.
The eight-episode series also features multiple storylines and explores themes such as violence and corruption.
Tonight’s final will be the aftermath after Georgia finally found out what happened to her husband Will.
Over the course of the series she has been looking for answers and last night (April 29, 2019) Georgia finally found Will alive – and living with his new family.
After numerous twists and turns, Georgia finally located her husband after sneaking into a guarded house in Rwanda.
Georgia – was delighted to see her other half, running to him and smothering him in kisses.
But Will looked far from delighted to see his wife, and told her in the darkened room: “You shouldn’t be here.”
Confused, she asked: “Who are you afraid of? the man outside?”
But Will told her: “Georgia he works for me, there’s a lot you need to know.”
Viewers were then shown Will uncovering the smuggling going on at the aid company run by Judith.
In tears, Georgia asked why he had never called her, but Will said he had, but just couldn’t speak.
He also explained how he had no passport – having been declared dead – and couldn’t get out of the Congo.
Viewers will have to wait until 9pm tonight to see how the show concludes.
Two Brothers Pictures – Photos by Coco Van Oppens The Widow, which began on ITV last month, has a gripping storyline
3) It’s created by the Williams Brothers
The show is written and created by Harry and Jack Williams.
The two brothers are also responsible for big TV shows like Liar, The Missing and more recently Baptiste.
The series is produced by their production house Two Brothers Pictures.
Harry Williams told the Express: “It’s definitely a different vibe to Baptiste.
“The Widow has got a bigger scale. There are some big action moments but it’s still a very character-led thriller at its heart.
“There’s a lot of two-handers, a lot of twists and turns. There’s a big cast and a big canvas. By the time we get to the end, I think it’s very satisfying.
“Like The Missing it does play with time and you do have flashbacks but it has that kind of intrigue going for it.
“We had a real end point and we just wanted to work towards that.”
Two Brothers Pictures – Photos by Coco Van Oppens Alex Kingston also stars in all-star drama The Widow
4) The incredible filming locations
Despite being set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, filming predominantly took place in South Africa due to concerns over safety of cast and crew.
Writers Harry and Jack said: ““We shot it in Cape Town in South Africa, which is a lovely town but looks nothing like The Congo which you’re not allowed to film in because it’s just too dangerous.
“To make anything in Cape Town, we shot some [scenes] in Durban and some on the East Coast and in South Africa.
“To make any single frame look like The Congo, you have to bring in extras and buildings.
“So it’s a big undertaking and a lot of that was simply trying to build that world and have somewhere unique and hardly ever seen on TV as The Congo.”
Britain, Wales and Rotterdam also served as shooting locations for the upcoming show.
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When is The Widow on TV?
The Widow concludes TONIGHT (April 30, 2019).
It will be on ITV at 9pm.
You can watch episodes one to seven NOW on the ITV Hub.