A chilling new drama about one woman’s danger infused journey into the world of organized crime just to ensure her family’s safety is coming to the cable TV channel ABC this fall. The show was written by Melissa Rosenberg, author of the Twilight series.

The super series begins when Marta Walraven’s (played by Radha Mitchell) husband is savagely murdered and she is engulfed with the instinct of protecting her three young children. Marta’s husband was in business with Irwin Petrova (Wil Traval) and her conniving and dishonest brother, Mike Tomlin (Lee Tergesen), who were involved in an illegal drug business deal with other rival gangsters where her husband paid the ultimate price for his participation.

Marta knows and understands the violence that comes with the world of organized crime as she grew up in that life with her father, Andrei Petrova (Rade Sherbedzija) and bodyguard Luther (Luke Goss) who are members of the mob as well. Marta and her sister, Kat have always wanted a safer life without the bloodshed and fear that goes with it. For some time, Marta lived happily as a stay at home housewife and mom.  FBI agent James Ramos now vows to find justice in it all.

Growing up in the mob world, Marta is much wiser to the facts of how it operates and how it manipulates the lives of the people it sucks into its power. She is also wise to the inherent danger that always lurks around the corner for families of the men in the mob. Having been one of those family members living with the fear and danger of her father’s indiscretions and the retaliation that may come with it, Marta vows to make it better for her own children so they won’t be subjected to the kind of life she has had to endure.

Marta gains strength that she was unaware she possessed as she takes on the mob and the FBI in order to unveil the truth about her husband’s murder. Her own inner strength will be sorely tested as she digs into the dark underworld and finds herself relying on her own resourcefulness and determination to protect her family ties like she never has done before. Marta knows that in order to get out of the mob, she must beat them at their own game.

The Red Widow stars Marta Walraven, played by Radha Mitchell who is known for her part in Melinda and Melinda, Silent Hill, Rogue, Henry Poll is Here, The Children of Huang Shi, and The Waiting City. The series is based on a Dutch series Penoza.  Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote Dexter and screenwriter of the Twilight franchise, is executive producer of the show along with Howard Klein (The Office, Parks & Recreation).  The thriller series is produced by ABC Studios.

Appealing to action-thriller viewers, Red Widow, stars a suburban housewife who is forced to face the reality of her husband’s part in the dark world of crime. The hot new crime-filled thriller will begin on ABC in the fall lineup. Order the Best Comcast Cable Deals to watch “Red Widow” today!