Mandatory Streamers: Kate Beckinsale makes her small screen debut
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of February 25, Underworld star Kate Beckinsale is making her television debut as a woman determined to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the best new shows debuting online this week below!
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The Widow, Series Premiere: Amazon’s 8-episode series stars Kate Beckinsale in her TV debut as Georgia Wells, who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was. After seeing her “late” husband on the news, she is pulled back to face the world and will stop at nothing until she gets the truth about her past. The emotionally-gut wrenching thriller ventures deep into the African Congo full of danger and revelations. Chasing ghosts shouldn’t be too hard after a lifetime of killing vampires and lycans, right? The Widow begins streaming on March 1.
The Enemy Within, Series Premiere: Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter fame is starring in a new NBC series portraying a brilliant former CIA operative, Erica Shepherd, now serving life in a Supermax prison as a notorious traitor — all in the name of saving her daughter’s life. FBI agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd help to track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. Far more than your usual espionage plot, the series promises an emotional dive into difficult choices and what we are all capable of. The Enemy Within begins streaming on February 26.
Whiskey Cavalier, Series Premiere: Scott Foley and The Walking Dead alum Lauren Cohan star as secret agents Will Chase and Frankie Trowbridge in this new ABC action-adventure series. The duo leads an inter-agency team of flawed, funny, and heroic spies who periodically save the world. Featuring all of the wit, excitement, and predictable sexual tension you could ask for, Whiskey Cavalier begins streaming on February 28.
London Kills, Series Premiere: The straight-to-series British detective drama stars Hugo Speer (The Full Monty), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Bailey Patrick (Bodyguard), and newcomer Tori Allen-Martin as a team of top murder detectives in the world’s most recognizable city, London. After all, every great city has a bloody dark side. The exclusive U.S. series premiere launched Monday on the streamer.
Losers, Series Premiere: Through a blend of live-action and animation, Netflix’s new docuseries aims to shed light on the notion that our collective obsession with competition might be costing us some valuable lessons in the meantime. Featuring interviews with competitive athletes from around the globe, viewers get the unique opportunity to explore what athletes have learned from their noteworthy losses that ultimately helped them be better people and athletes. In a society where losing is laughed off, dismissed, and shamed, it’s refreshing to focus on the important lessons failure provides. Embrace the Losers in all of us when the series launches on March 1.