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Ex-Widows (MCU Series Pitch)

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A group of former Red Room agents now free from chemical subjugation, but finding themselves unable to reintegrate into normal life, start a private security company and try to use their deadly skills for good.

Between taking contracts ranging from security consulting, bodyguarding, private investigation, bounty hunting, and hostage rescue, they carry out pro bono operations extracting civilians trapped in war zones, and occasionally run into other ex-Widows who chose different paths, each trying their own ways of resolving their past traumas and uncertain futures.

An espionage-action series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe exploring themes of PTSD, rehabilitation of former child soldiers, found family, and sisterhood forged in shared experiences through war.

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Main Characters

The former Widows who founded their own private security company, operating out of Europe. As a result of their pro bono civilian extraction operations and rescue of child soldiers, they eventually become known as the Archangels.

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The group's primary strategist and one of their de facto co-leaders. After being freed from the Red Room, she briefly reunited with her last remaining blood relative before they died. The narrow loss of a chance to return to the life that was taken from her motivates her to help others in her new life with the ex-Widows.



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The other co-leader, a perceptive and charismatic social expert who often handles negotiation, and if necessary, interrogation. Never found her biological family, but has long since made her peace with it. Instead, she focuses her energy on looking out for the other ex-Widows.



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The team's designated hacker and cybersecurity specialist. Warm, compassionate, and wears her heart on her sleeve. Found out her birth family sold her to the Red Room, and has a real sore spot with people who try to use and control others like the Widows once were.

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The tech specialist, responsible for non-standard gadgets and equipment. Wasn't able to track down her biological family, and not knowing who they were or what became of them haunts her. Enjoys and takes comfort in working with machinery because she finds it easier than dealing with emotions and people.

The team's best shot and designated marksman. Never found her biological family, but doesn't see any use in getting lost in regret. Pragmatic and unflappable, she prefers to live in the moment, takes things one day at a time, and is unnaturally calm in the face of death.

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The group's best martial artist. She killed one of the Widows who freed her before the chemical subjugation wore off and is unable to forgive herself. Succeeded in locating her birth family, only to discover they didn't want her. Vents her emotions through fighting, and is intensely loyal to the other Widows, who she considers the only family she has left.

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A former Widow who successfully adjusted to normal life. One of the lucky few who reunited with her blood relatives, but now finds herself torn between her desire to reconnect with her birth family, and her attachment to her surrogate family of ex-Widows. Works at the security company as a civilian, managing the business side and day-to-day logistics.

After she was abducted by the Red Room, her parents became extremely overprotective of her older sister. Although her family are British (parents are members of the Windrush generation), she speaks with an American accent because the Red Room stationed her undercover in the US for much of her life.

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Recurring Characters

Other ex-Widows who went their own ways after being freed from the Red Room.

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An ex-Widow who has become a free-spirited cat burglar with a Robin Hood mentality. Doesn't use guns or lethal force anymore, but sometimes helps the Archangels on their security contracts.

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An aloof and ambivalent former Widow who is now a successful corporate spy. Prefers to keep to herself, but on rare occasions can be persuaded to assist the others with their private security operations, albeit with some indifference.

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A bitter ex-Widow who has since earned a reputation as a ruthless hired assassin in Madripoor's criminal underworld, at times putting her at odds with some of her more altruistic Widow sisters.

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Season One

When a powerful cartel holds a group of corporate executives for ransom, the family of one of the victims hires the ex-Widows to rescue the hostages.

But after they learn local children have also been kidnapped by the cartel to be used as child soldiers, the Widows decide to rescue them as well and stop the cartel for good, in the process unravelling a web of corruption and greed connected to some of the hostages they were hired to save.

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Combat Consultant/Choreographer

Martial arts and personal protection instructor specializing in Systema, with experience in Kali, Muay Thai, Silat, Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. Consulted on the combat design in Splinter Cell: Blacklist.


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