ABC’s new drama, Red Widow, premiered Sunday night with a disappointing two-hour special. Written by first-time showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter, Twilight), and influenced by the Dutch show Penoza, Red Widow attempts to emulate the success of AMC’s Breaking Bad by depicting a similar premise.
In the finale of the first season of Hell on Wheels, we left Cullen (Anson Mount) fleeing with a bounty on his head, Elam (hip hop legend Common) saying his farewells to Eva (Robin McLeavy) and looking to move up in the ranks of the railroad company, Lily (Dominique McElligott) as a young widow teaming up with Durant (Colm Meaney), and “The Swede”(Christopher Heyerdahl) disgracefully debunked from his post as head of security.
Genre drama is the name of the game this season on television and AMC seems to be at the head of the pack. Last Sunday the network released its newest addition to an already groundbreaking roster, Hell on Wheels.