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Black Widow 

Penoza (original title)
After her husband is assassinated, housewife Carmen reluctantly has to take charge of the criminal business of her family.
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Series cast summary:
Monic Hendrickx ...  Carmen van Walraven-de Rue 48 episodes, 2010-2017
Sigrid ten Napel ...  Natalie van Walraven 48 episodes, 2010-2017
Stijn Taverne Stijn Taverne ...  Boris van Walraven 48 episodes, 2010-2017
Niels Gomperts ...  Lucien van Walraven 47 episodes, 2010-2017
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ...  Fiep Homoet 46 episodes, 2010-2017
Loek Peters ...  Berry Reitens 46 episodes, 2010-2017
Raymond Thiry ...  Nicolaas Luther 43 episodes, 2010-2017
Hajo Bruins Hajo Bruins ...  Jim Leeflang 43 episodes, 2010-2017
Medina Schuurman Medina Schuurman ...  Sandrina Breusink-Ritchie 34 episodes, 2010-2017
Gijs Naber ...  Lucas 'Storm' Albema 30 episodes, 2013-2017
Jacqueline Blom Jacqueline Blom ...  Justine de Heer 26 episodes, 2012-2015
Marcel Musters Marcel Musters ...  Simon Zwart 25 episodes, 2012-2015
Eric Corton Eric Corton ...  John de Weerdt 22 episodes, 2012-2015
Joost Koning Joost Koning ...  Koen de Weerdt 21 episodes, 2012-2015


After her husband is assassinated, housewife Carmen reluctantly has to take charge of the criminal business of her family.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Been adapted into the US TV series Red Widow (2013) as well as the Swedish TV series Gåsmamman (2015). See more »


Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.20 (2015) See more »

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Exciting, realistic, touching, drama, all in one series
27 October 2013 | by herman-101-514212See all my reviews

Penoza is one of the greatest series produced by the Netherlands. After her husband is being killed, Carmen decides to take over the role of leading an organized crime scene to protect her children. But being a mother and a "godmother" is not all that easy. She is under continuous attention of the police, and every now and then getting close to convictions. Members in her family are turning against her, and when she discovers the secret of her father she is almost devastated. The competition with other gangs leads to liquidations and cold blooded killings. But it never gets too bloody for the viewer, all goes in a very realistic play of drama and thrills. Exciting inside in the real underworld. Great actors, great roles and a fantastic story are the ingredients of an exciting series you don't want to miss!

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Release Date:

12 September 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Widow See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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