Kate Winslet is returning to television for an upcoming limited series on HBO titled Mare of Easttown. This seven-part series will premiere this April on HBO and also be available to stream on HBO Max. Previously, the Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress starred in HBO’s other hit miniseries, Mildred Pierce.
Mare of Easttown stems from creator and writer Brad Ingelsby (The Way Back), while Craig Zobel, whose previous credits include The Leftovers, Westworld, and more, has directed all seven episodes.
Winslet plays a small-town Pennsylvania detective named Mare Sheehan. Mare gets roped into investigating a local murder while her own life threatens to crumble around her. According to the official press release from HBO, the series is meant to be an “exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.”
Apart from Winslet, Mare of Easttown also stars Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett and Neal Huff.
When in April will Mare of Easttown premiere?
The first episode of Winslet’s new series will premiere on Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Those who are familiar with watching HBO programs know that you can watch live via the channel or watch it on HBO Max straightaway. HBO is usually efficient in getting their shows available to stream simultaneous to the airing.
Is Mare of Easttown based on a novel?
Many HBO series are based on books, including recent hits like The Undoing, Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies and The Outsider. You might be wondering if Winslet’s series follows suit. Surprisingly, Mare of Easttown does not appear to be based on a novel. It looks like the script is an original story from Ingelsby.
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Mare of Easttown officially premieres on Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.