Kate Beckinsale, star of The Widow, Prime Video’s action drama, has been cast to star in Guilty Party, Paramount +’s new dark comedy series, ViacomCBS ‘new streaming service. The artist’s lineup came to supply the departure of Isla Fisher (Fairy Godmother), who left the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Kate’s entry into the new series is curious, as The Widow still has an uncertain future on Prime Video. The production debuted on the platform in 2019, but Amazon has not commented on the renewal (or not) of the plot for a second season. With such a long time of silence, the tendency is for the cancellation to be announced.
In Guilty Party, the actress will play Beth Baker, a discredited journalist in decline who tries to recover her career by telling the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison after being accused of murdering her husband, a crime she denies having committed.
Trying to discover the truth, Beth finds herself lost while facing arms smugglers from the United States, the culture of sensationalism, the marriages of marriage and her past mistakes.
Rebecca Addelman (Dial Friend to Kill) wrote the script for the series, which will have Trent O’Donnell (New Girl) in the direction. The number of episodes was not released by Paramount +.
“Guilty Party is a show that addresses contemporary issues – the prison system, the death of print journalism and the culture of widespread weapons, to name a few – but it has, in essence, intelligent, funny, ambitious and deeply complicated female characters “said Rebecca in a press release at the time of the production announcement.
If you are not experiencing problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Guilty Party is set to debut in the second half of 2021.
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