Coming Soon: Red Widow TV Show

Channel 7 is at it again with their coming soon ads and teasing trailers for shows they have picked up that will be gracing our screens in the upcoming months.

The latest was spotted this evening, and as yet has no start date, but we thought we should see what we could find out for you. Get a little more information to help make this a must watch.

Red Widow is an American drama series starring Australia’s own Radha Mitchell as housewife Marta Walraven, whose life is about to change dramatically. Her husband is assassinated and Marta needs to step into a life of organised crime to track down her husbands killer.

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Melissa Rosenberg, writer of the Twilight saga screenplays and Dexter, created this American mob drama based on a 2010 Dutch series called Penoza created by Pieter Bart Korthuis and Diederik van Rooijen.


Marta Walraven finds herself embroiled in the mess that saw her husband murdered and working for the mob in order to keep her family safe. All the while working with her family of Russian gangsters to discover who killed her husband and exact revenge.

Starring alongside Radha Mitchell are many actors and actresses new to me, but skimming the cast I did discover another home grown Australian talent in Wil Traval who would be known  for his roles in Underbelly, All Saints and most recently Rescue Special Ops. In Red Widow Traval plays Irwin Petrov, brother of Radha’s character Marta.

One thought on “Coming Soon: Red Widow TV Show

  1. I am so waiting for this show after seeing a bit about it on Ellen’s Show when Radha Mitchell was on as a guest. It looks a bit like Revenge so it already has me so interested plus I do like Radha from years ago in Aussie shows.
    Yes Wil Travel is on the show also – she mentioned that in her interview.
    I think winter tv will keep me busy 🙂

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