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Russian Mob Drama RED WIDOW’s Two-Hour Debut on ABC Tonight

Are we ready for a female version of Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) or Walter White (Breaking Bad) on American broadcast TV? Red Widow is about San Francisco widow Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) forced to replace her husband in the Russian mob after his murder in order to repay his debt and protect her family — son Gabriel (Sterling Beaumon),daughter Natalie (Erin Moriarty) and son Boris (Jakob Salvati).

Her husband was killed by the mafia. In order to erase a [$1.5  million] debt and protect her family, she is willing to work with his killers. How far would you go? For one mother, the only way out is deeper in. No time to mourn.

That debt is owed to crime lord Nicholae Schiller (Goran Visnjic). “I don’t play games Mrs. Walraven. Ever.”  – Schiller


By the end of the first set of eight episodes, Marta Walraven won’t be as bad as Tony Soprano or Walter White but she will have gone from packing lunches to packing guns — with room to go darker.

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Red Widow Mob Posters:

In the style of The Godfather (1972)

In the style of Scarface (1983)

In the style of The Untouchables (1987)

In the style of Goodfellas (1990)

In the style of The Departed (2006)

ABC Premiere Party

ABC Publicity Photo

Inspired by a popular Dutch series, Red Widow is penned and produced by Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg.

Red Widow’s 2-hour season premiere airs at 9 p.m. on ABC after Once Upon a Time.