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Nordic crime drama Black Widows makes its free-to-view UK debut

A remake of the popular Finnish drama Mustat lesket, Black Widows follows three women who suddenly become widows, and have to explain the mysterious circumstances around their husbands’ suspicious deaths...

What is Black Widows all about?  

The show starts with three best friends, Rebeka, Johanne and Kira, who go on holiday with their husbands who all happen to work together. However, the trip gets off to an explosive start when the husbands go out on a boating trip, only for the boat to blow up, leaving all three of them presumed dead.  

Their widows raise a toast and hope to carry on their lives in peace and quiet, but not everyone believes it was an accident and a police investigation begins, quickly revealing the dark secrets behind each marriage... But instead of the idyllic lives the widows hoped for, they’re dragged further into a world of lies, secrets, and crime.  

Combining Nordic noir style with wickedly dark humour, this surprising and twisting crime drama is definitely worth a watch! Take a look at the trailer for a sneak preview:  


Who is in the cast of Black Widows

Created by Mikko Pöllä and directed by Venita Ozols-Graham, this Nordic television series stars an amazing cast of Scandinavian talent, including: 

  • Cecilia Forss (Anno 1790) as Rebeka Axelsson  

  • Beate Bille (The Absent One) as Kira Just Bergman  

  • Synnøve Macody Lund (Acquitted) as Johanne Rønningen  

  • Peter Stormare (Fargo) as Police Commissioner Folke Lundgren  

  • Kyrre Hellum (The Half Brother) as Investigator Peter Wesselø  

  • Anders Berg as Johan Bergman 

  • Ken Vedsegaard as Jesper Bang 

Is there a Black Widows series 2?   

Yes, there is! Series 2 of Black Widows was released in 2017. In fact, you can watch both series 1 and 2 of Black Widows on STV Player, so binge away!  

How can I watch Black Widows for free?  

All 16 episodes of Black Widows are coming to STV Player on Friday 22nd July. To tune in, head to the On Demand section of your Freesat 4K TV Box and click on STV Player to find both seasons of Black Widows, as well as tons more amazing telly to enjoy!  

Find out what else there is for you to watch on STV Player, or check out of top picks of crime dramas and true crime documentaries for you to dive into. For more telly news, sign up to our newsletter using the box below for all the latest on the best TV coming to your screens! 

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