Kate Winslet opens up about the possibility of returning in Season 2 of Mare of Easttown


Following the buzzworthy finale of Mare of Easttown, series star Kate Winslet is opening up about the potential to return as the title character.

HBO has billed Mare of Easttown as a ‘limited series,’ meaning the show was not crafted to go multiple seasons. 

While HBO hasn’t officially said one way or another whether a new season will happen, Winslet, 45, revealed in an interview with TV Line that she would love to play Detective Mare Sheehan again.

Possible return: Following the buzzworthy finale of Mare of Easttown, series star Kate Winslet is opening up about the potential to return as the title character

Season 2: While HBO hasn't officially said one way or another whether a new season will happen, Winslet, 45, revealed in an interview with TV Line that she would love to play Detective Mare Sheehan again

Season 2: While HBO hasn’t officially said one way or another whether a new season will happen, Winslet, 45, revealed in an interview with TV Line that she would love to play Detective Mare Sheehan again

‘I would absolutely love to play Mare again. I miss her. I really do. It’s the strangest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning,’ Winslet said.

She added, ‘It was an absolutely wonderful role,’ adding there was, ‘something very addictive about Mare, because she’s so outrageous and lovable and brilliant and real, you know? I loved playing her.’

HBO is still calling Mare of Easttown a limited series, and they intend to have it compete in the Limited Series category at the Emmy Awards this year.

Mourning: 'I would absolutely love to play Mare again. I miss her. I really do. It’s the strangest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning,' Winslet said

Mourning: ‘I would absolutely love to play Mare again. I miss her. I really do. It’s the strangest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning,’ Winslet said

Limited series: HBO is still calling Mare of Easttown a limited series, and they intend to have it compete in the Limited Series category at the Emmy Awards this year

Limited series: HBO is still calling Mare of Easttown a limited series, and they intend to have it compete in the Limited Series category at the Emmy Awards this year

Still, executive producer/director Craig Zobel revealed in an interview that he is torn, since he likes the character so much.

‘(Mare Sheehan) is an amazing character, so I would be excited to see (a second season). I also like it as a miniseries,’ Zobel said.

If HBO did decide to bring Mare of Easttown back for a second season, it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve extended a limited series.

Amazing character: '(Mare Sheehan) is an amazing character, so I would be excited to see (a second season). I also like it as a miniseries,' Zobel said

Amazing character: ‘(Mare Sheehan) is an amazing character, so I would be excited to see (a second season). I also like it as a miniseries,’ Zobel said

Extended: If HBO did decide to bring Mare of Easttown back for a second season, it wouldn't be the first time they've extended a limited series

Extended: If HBO did decide to bring Mare of Easttown back for a second season, it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve extended a limited series

The network’s hit drama Big Little Lies, based on the novel of the same name by Lianne Moriarty, which was a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning Emmy Awards for Outstanding Limited Series and a directing award for Jean-Marc Vallee.

The show was officially brought back for a second season, with series creator David E. Kelley adapting the show from a new novella by Moriarty.

Another factor favoring a potential renewal is the show’s ratings increased significantly, going from 600K viewers tuning in for the premiere and 1.2 million watching the show’s penultimate episode.

Ratings boost: Another factor favoring a potential renewal is the show's ratings increased significantly, going from 600K viewers tuning in for the premiere and 1.2 million watching the show's penultimate episode

Ratings boost: Another factor favoring a potential renewal is the show’s ratings increased significantly, going from 600K viewers tuning in for the premiere and 1.2 million watching the show’s penultimate episode

The penultimate episode was watched by over 2 million viewers across all platforms, including HBO Max, HBO Go and HBO Now.

Mare of Easttown was created by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace), set in a fictionalized version of the creator’s hometown, Easttown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

The show follows Detective Mare Sheehan, a local Easttown detective who is investigating a young girl’s murder, also starring Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart and Angourie Rice. 

Created: Mare of Easttown was created by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace), set in a fictionalized version of the creator's hometown, Easttown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Created: Mare of Easttown was created by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace), set in a fictionalized version of the creator’s hometown, Easttown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Co-stars: The show follows Detective Mare Sheehan, a local Easttown detective who is investigating a young girl's murder, also starring Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart (right) and Angourie Rice.

Co-stars: The show follows Detective Mare Sheehan, a local Easttown detective who is investigating a young girl’s murder, also starring Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart (right) and Angourie Rice.



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