Mare Of Easttown’s Kate Winslet Says She’d ‘Wish’ To Reprise Her Role As Bosses Tease The Second Series
The creators and executives behind Mare Of Easttown have been teasing the potential for a second season.
Casey Bloys, HBO’s chief content officer, has said making more episodes depends on whether the show’s creator Brad Ingelsby “feels like he has a story to tell that is on the same level,” but that he thinks ‘everyone would be open’ to another series.
It comes after Kate Winslet, 45, who plays lead character Detective Mare Sheehan brilliantly, said she would be “absolutely thrilled” to reprise her role.
More mare? The creators and executives behind the hit show Mare Of Easttown have teased the potential of a second season after Kate Winslet (pictured) said she’d love to reprise her role
Speak with Variety, Bloys said: ‘Brad just did a fantastic job on Mare. If Brad felt like he had a story to tell, it felt like it would be on the same level. I think everyone would be open to it.
“Right now he doesn’t have that story. Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see if they come up with something they’re only too happy to tell.’
Bloys made it clear that no decisions have been made yet, adding that there have been “no real conversations about what a season 2 would look like.”
And while series two doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon, more shows from the same writer could be on TV in the future.
‘I think everyone would be open to it’: Casey Bloys, HBO’s chief content officer, explained that another series depends on whether writer Brad Ingelsby ‘feels like he has a story to tell that is of the same level is’ (Kate is pictured playing Mare on the dramatic crime show)
The publication reports that HBO was so impressed with Mare Of Easttown that it signed a three-year TV exclusive deal with Brad.
When a second season finally gets the green light, it looks like the bosses already have their protagonist eagerly waiting to sign up.
Speaking to TVLine last week, Kate Winslet said: ‘I would absolutely love to play Mare again. I miss her. I really. It’s the strangest. I feel like I’m in mourning.
“It was an absolutely amazing role… There’s something really addictive about Mare, because she’s so outrageous and sweet and brilliant and real, you know? I loved playing her.’
It’s not a no: To make it clear that no decisions have been made yet, Bloys added that there have been “no real conversations about what a season 2 would look like” (pictured in 2019)
Very cool: The publication reports that HBO was so impressed with Mare Of Easttown that it has penned a three-year exclusive general deal for TV with Brad Ingelsby (pictured in 2019)
‘It was an absolutely amazing role’: Kate gushed about her character, saying that Mare is ‘so outrageous, sweet and brilliant’ (pictured with John Douglas Thompson as Chief Carter)
The show followed Mare as she investigated the murder of a young girl in the fictional Easttown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
HBO still calls Mare of Easttown a limited series, and they plan to have it compete in the Limited Series category at this year’s Emmy Awards.
Still, executive producer/director Craig Zobel revealed in an interview that he’s torn because he loves the character so much.
‘(Mare Sheehan) is a great character, so I’d love to see (a second season). I also like it as a miniseries,” Zobel said.
If HBO decided to bring Mare of Easttown back for a second season, it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve renewed a limited series.
Co-stars: The show follows Detective Mare Sheehan investigating the murder of a young girl and also stars Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart (much like Mare’s mother) and Angourie Rice
Short term: HBO is still calling Mare of Easttown a limited series and they plan to have it compete in the Limited Series category at the Emmy Awards (Kate pictured with Guy Pearce)
The network’s hit drama Big Little Lies, based on Lianne Moriarty’s novel of the same name, was a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning Emmy Awards for Outstanding Limited Series and a directorial 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 Moriarty novella.
Mare Of Easttown has also proved to be a huge hit for HBO, with numbers released by HBO last Tuesday showing that four million viewers watched the season finale over the Memorial Day holiday, including three million on Sunday night.
Kate has also received praise for refusing to airbrush or edit her body, as she wanted to maintain her natural lines and shape on camera.
Edit: Kate has been praised for refusing to airbrush or edit her body, telling the director not to cut out “a bulging bit of belly” in one of the scenes
Authentic: Kate had to fight to keep her character in Mare of Easttown from being airbrushed to look younger and skinny
In conversation with the New York Times, the 45-year-old said she had to fight to make her character look like a middle-aged woman.
When Mare’s director Craig Zobel told Kate he was going to cut out “a tummy” in her Guy Pearce sex scene, she told him, “Don’t you dare!”
She then went on to share how she had to return the show’s poster twice after HBO tried to airbrush the lines out of her face.
“They said, ‘Kate, really, you can’t do that,’ and I said, ‘Guys, I know how many lines I have next to my eye, please put them all back.”
The Titanic star said it was important for her to stay true to Mare’s character and portray her as a “middle-aged woman and grandmother.”
“She is a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age and her life and where she comes from. I think we’re a little starved of that,” she said.
Kate, who turns 46 in four months, also noted that her “days are kind of numbered to be naked.”
‘I just don’t feel so comfortable with it anymore. It’s not even really an age thing, actually. There comes a point where people are going to say, ‘Oh, there she goes again,’ she explained to the outlet.
Fantasy: Kate recently discussed beauty and aging, saying the ‘Hollywood look is a myth’ in an interview with Vogue (pictured in 2018)