Red Widow

Red Widow Information

Red Widow is an American drama television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, starring Radha Mitchell and Goran Visnjic. On May 11, 2012, ABC picked up Red Widow as a series. Season one began on Sunday, March 3, 2013 and will consist of eight episodes. The series is based on a 2010 Dutch drama entitled Penoza created by Pieter Bart Korthuis and Diederik van Rooijen.


The series stars Radha Mitchell as Marta Walraven, a housewife from Northern California whose husband, a figure in organized crime, was killed. She has to continue his work to protect her family.

Cast and characters

  • Radha Mitchell as Marta Walraven
  • Goran Visnjic as Nicholae Schiller
  • Clifton Collins Jr. as James Ramos
  • Rade ?erbed?ija as Andrei Petrov
  • Luke Goss as Luther
  • Jaime Ray Newman as Katrina "Kat" Petrova
  • Wil Traval as Irwin Petrov
  • Lee Tergesen as Mike Tomlin
  • Sterling Beaumon as Gabriel Walraven
  • Jakob Salvati as Boris Walraven
  • Erin Moriarty as Natalie Walraven
  • Suleka Mathew as Dina Tomlin


Mary McNamara, the Los Angeles Times television critic, called the show's two-hour pilot "high-aspiring but poorly executed"'; according to McNamara:

"Working from the original Dutch series Penoza, Red Widow is plagued by sanctimony. It wants to have it all: a sympathetic soccer mom heroine suddenly willing and able to do business with murderous thugs....It's easy to see the sort of show [creator Melissa] Rosenberg envisioned, one in which a "normal" woman finds herself juggling the mundane tasks of motherhood with the high-octane exploits required to keep one step in front of a drug lord. But the show is too busy hedging its bets "? hey, he was just running pot, not the hard stuff, and she feels sort of guilty about dragging him into it "? that it undercuts its own potential power."

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 8


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
Viewers = 7.13 ShortSummary = Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) finds her life in shatters after her husband is brutally murdered when she convinces him to get out of the mob; After finding that something was going on with her husband and her brother she sees that she is now the one working for the mob as he owed a debt to someone. After the police begin searching for a flash drive, Marta hides it, only to find that she can't enter it; Her son, Gabriel then shows that he can, making her realize that they didn't hide it very well. On the flash drive they find that her husband was planning on turning all her family into the police, in order for Marta and their children to go into the Witness Protection Program. When Marta attempts to deliver the money to Nicholae Schiller (Goran Visnjic), the man her husband owed money to, she finds that the only way to protect her family, and get her brother out of jail is to join the mob, and import what they want her to. LineColor = 740a0a }}

Viewers = 7.13 ShortSummary = Two weeks after Evan's death, Marta begins questioning when Schiller is going to actually contact her; Michael also begins teaching Marta the basics about how her life is going to be now. While Natalie begins questioning what really happened to her father when she hears other people at school talking about him. Michael and Marta begins looking for a new supervisor, Bob, when they find that their original supervisor wanted to charge them more money; Marta gets distraught when she finds that Schiller put in a good word for Boris at a school, after he brought a gun to school and got expelled; Detective Ramos begins wondering what Marta is up to when he finds photos of Marta going into Schiller's building. Michael and Marta steal Bob's bike as collateral to get them to be their supervisor; while Marta begins to see that Gabriel is starting to help her when it comes to getting away from the cops. Marta gets worried when Bob gets scared off after she questions him about the shipment, but when she goes to him later he agrees that he can help her. LineColor = 740a0a }}

Viewers = 5.31 ShortSummary = Marta gets her first assignment from Schiller "? retrieve a shipment from a large container at the docks. First, she must take care of things at home as her concerned daughter Natalie goes to the FBI. Marta tries to calm her down, rather than be furious with her. At the docks, Marta successfully gets the job done but sees Schiller's men shoot Bob. She eventually realizes that Schiller was planning to kill her and ponders running away. Her son Boris recalls seeing a yellow stripe on the boot of the man that killed his father. LineColor = 740a0a }}

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DirectedBy = Romeo Tirone WrittenBy = Dana Baratta OriginalAirDate = Viewers = ShortSummary = LineColor = 740a0a }} </ref>

DirectedBy = Rosemary Rodriguez WrittenBy = Ryan Farley OriginalAirDate = Viewers = ShortSummary = LineColor = 740a0a }}

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