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The Widow 

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A woman's search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.
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Series cast summary:
Kate Beckinsale ...  Georgia Wells 8 episodes, 2019
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ...  Ariel Helgason 8 episodes, 2019
Charles Dance ...  Martin Benson 7 episodes, 2019
Matthew Le Nevez ...  Will Mason 7 episodes, 2019
Bart Fouche ...  Pieter Bello / ... 7 episodes, 2019
Shalom Nyandiko Shalom Nyandiko ...  Adidja 7 episodes, 2019
Alex Kingston ...  Judith Gray 6 episodes, 2019
Babs Olusanmokun ...  General Azikiwe 6 episodes, 2019
Matthew Gravelle ...  Joshua Peake 6 episodes, 2019
Louise Brealey ...  Beatrix 5 episodes, 2019
Luiana Bonfim ...  Gaelle 5 episodes, 2019
Réginal Kudiwu ...  Djamba 5 episodes, 2019
Yoli Fuller ...  Sidney 4 episodes, 2019
Balindile ka Ngcobo Balindile ka Ngcobo ...  Gloria 4 episodes, 2019
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A woman's search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.

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Although the series is set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that country was deemed too dangerous for cast and crew. Jungle and rural scenes were filmed in the KwaZulu province of South Africa and the interiors were shot in Cape Town. Filming in the former British colony of South Africa (now the Republic of South Africa) explains why the vehicles have right hand drive as in the United Kingdom. See more »


All the vehicles are LHD and driving is on the left. They do not drive on the left in DRC but on the right. See more »


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Congo episonage
14 March 2019 | by pgaylehartSee all my reviews

In spite of what a lot of other people say, I thought it was excellently made with a lot of twists & turns. It's about a widow, Kate, who thinks she sees her husband in a clip on the news who has been reported dead for 3 yrs but body never found. She goes on a quest to see if he is possibly alive & exactly what happened. Nothing is what it seems, her life is put in danger along w/friends who help in her quest for the truth. I figured out several conspiracies but the show keep me intrigued as you discover the corrupt agendas of the govt & people involved as the story plays out. You also see the deplorable side of the Congo rebels or milita killing innocents while they kidnap the children training them to be killers for their cause or just be the hired help. It's a suspenseful journey for truth & justice not just for the widow but for the oppressed!

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1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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