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Kate Winslet turns TV ‘tec in murder mystery Mare of Easttown

Eagerly awaited Kate Winslet murder mystery Mare of Easttown will air weekly on Sky Atlantic and the NOW streaming TV service from April 19.

The seven-part crime drama follows small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan (Winslet) as she investigates a local killing, even as her own life is disintegrating around her. Early indications are that this could be a 2022 awards contender.

Winslet has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning the Best Actress gong in 2008 for The Reader. This is her first TV role since award-winning HBO outing Mildred Pierce, in 2011.  

Winslet also acts as executive producer, alongside series creator and writer Brad Ingelsby (The Way Back). All episodes of this limited series are directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers).  

Winslet has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning the Best Actress gong in 2008 for The Reader…

Evan Peters and Kate Winslet on location in Mare of Easttown
Evan Peters and Kate Winslet on the case in Mare of Easttown

Touted as ’an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present,’  the show also stars Julianne Nicholson (The Outsider) as Lori Ross, Mare’s best friend since childhood; three-time Emmy-winner Jean Smart (Watchmen) as Helen, Mare’s mother;  Angourie Rice (Black Mirror) as Siobhan Sheehan, Mare’s teenaged daughter; Evan Peters (Wandavision) as Detective Colin Zabel, the county detective called in to assist with Mare’s investigation and Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce) as Richard Ryan, a local creative writing professor.

 Mare of Easttown is a co-production between HBO and indie studio wiip.

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