The Widow (Prime Original series) (available 3/1)
In this new thriller that originally aired in the UK on ITV and is NOT a companion piece to Glenn Close's The Wife, Kate Beckinsale plays Georgia Wells, a woman on a merciless search for her presumably dead husband. While three years have passed since it was said that the love of her life was killed in a plane crash over the Democratic Republic of Congo, once she believes to see him on TV in the background of a news report, she goes on a frantic search in the Congo to uncover the truth for herself. While traveling through unfamiliar territory and a particularly unstable government, Wells finds herself caught in a daunting web of lies as facts slowly start to reveal themselves: It appears her husband’s mysterious disappearance wasn’t what it seems.
Cold War (Prime Original movie) (available 3/22)
From Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War is a stunning portrayal of two star-crossed lovers who meet again and again over the course of a few decades during one of the most volatile periods of European history. The film, which garnered three Oscar nominations and is shot somberly in black and white, follows a couple brought together in a traveling musical troupe and illustrates how the melodrama of politics, fate, and, well, life pulls them apart. As they return to each over and over again for the sake of love, even as the world around them is in turmoil and feels like it’s crumbling to dust, this tragically romantic film spotlights the power of love in even the darkest times.
Hanna (Prime Original series) (available 3/29)
While the first episode of Hanna was available on Prime for a brief 24 hours following the Super Bowl to great excitement, the rest of its highly anticipated debut season is set to hit the streaming service in late March. Based on the 2011 Joe Wright film starring Saoirse Ronan, this new series adaptation of the action film of the same name follows a young girl who was raised in the wilderness and trained to be an assassin by her father. Once she and her father are discovered and separated by a CIA operative, she sets out on a journey alone across Europe to be reunited with her family, officially putting her skills to the test and coming to terms with who she is on her own.