Mare of Easttown fans have been waiting to see if the HBO series will return for a second season and star Kate Winslet spoke about the series in a recent podcast appearance. The actress is conflicted about making another season of the limited series, partly because playing Mare was ‘frighteningly hard’ for her.
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 also star in the series, which follows a Pennsylvania detective, Marianne “Mare” Sheehan, as she investigates a teenage mother’s murder while trying to keep her own personal life from falling apart.
Winslet said the following about the future of the HBO series, per Indie Wire:
“I just don’t know what we’ll do. All I can say is no decision has been made. Honestly, it really hasn’t. It’s a tricky one, being honest about…Oh god, here we go. This is going to get quoted and re-quoted. How would that evolve? Those are questions none of us can answer right now. How would it evolve? It was all so good and it was way more success and prominent as a piece of television than I think any of us could have anticipated or hoped for, and we all feel enormously proud of what we were able to do. I feel so proud of all of the actors.
My god, it was really tough. So the question is, do you quit while you’re ahead? Do you hold your head high and say, ‘Look at what we did, I’m so proud of that’ and just walk away? Or do we go for it again?
It was a lot for me to play that character. I’m not going to lie. Coming out the other side was frighteningly hard. It made me realize, ‘Oh my god, if I go to work now, it really hurts,’ and I have to look after myself. I have a family. I can’t just do that.
Obviously, we all go together. It’s not a case of being away for months and months and months on end or anything, but a lot goes into it. I can’t just go, ‘Oh yes, let’s just do it again.‘ It’s a colossal, colossal commitment and did really take a huge amount out of me. And I know it would do that again, it would have to, if I was going to give people what they want and ultimately deserve, to see out of Mare Sheehan. You never know.”
Winslet currently appears in the Avatar: The Way of Water feature film.
What do you think? Do you want to see a second season of Mare of Easttown on HBO?
So ups love to see a second season but understand why one may not be forthcoming Kate Winslet was great as were they all will be looking for the updates
Why should it return had good ended miniseries so good. Your Honor come back new season how stupid