The Accidental Wolf Review

Katie Bonner lives an unexceptional life. Married to a successful attorney, she cares for their newborn, and quietly exists in her Manhattan penthouse. One night, Katie (played by the Tony Award® winning Kelli O’Hara) receives a call from an unknown number. On the other line, a distressed man fights for his survival as gunshots and explosions echo in the background. In his final moments, the caller pleads for the life of his pregnant and wounded wife, Tala. Deeply affected, Katie embarks on a journey to find her. Before too long, the mystery of the unknown caller and search for Tala threaten to cost Katie everything.

Premiering November 26, 2020
Exclusively on Topic, the streaming service from First Look Media.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The opening episode comes out swinging fast. A random phone call in the middle of the night which Kate (Kelli O’Hara) answers and ultimately her husband Brad (Mike Doyle) also is on the call, and on the other end is screaming, bombing, and a cry for help.

What transpires from here is a wild goose chase of figuring out what is real and what isn’t. The first episode does a great job of reeling you in. It sets the stakes, and the show is lead by a remarkable performance from Kalli O’Hara.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Episode 2 really picks up where we left off and we see more of the dynamic of what we saw from Brad and Kate. Their marriage is just struggling, and they are battling back and forth over this phone call (and a rough marriage.)

O’Hara again steals the show, as she is just amazing.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

You ever just hate a character so much you want to punch them in the face? Brad is that guy for me (Sorry, Mike Doyle)

Fantastic acting here and some powerful exchanges between Brad and Kate who have been acting out of their minds through three episodes. This was hands down the best episode so far. Fantastic writing, direction, and acting.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

The finale was good, but I felt like we were not given too many answers of which helped expand upon the story until those final moments. The episode of the four was my least favorite, but I still liked it as a whole. The ending made you want more, which is the most important thing about a season finale.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Accidental Wolf plays a Homeland style of the show, but I believe this story’s meat is far greater than what we saw from it. Kelli O’Hara’s performance floored me. She played every emotion with conviction, whether it was somber and raw to ruthless and aggressive. She nailed them all. Her and Mike Doyle had a fantastic dynamic that forced you to be involved in what was happening emotionally.

The writing, the directing, and the acting were all top-notch. After the finale, I just wanted more.

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