Sounds Like 'Mare of Easttown' Could Be Getting a Second Season

Monday June 7, 2021

Kate Winslet in 'Mare of Easttown.'
Kate Winslet in 'Mare of Easttown.'  (Source:Photograph by Michele K. Short/HBO)

Despite being billed as a limited series, HBO's popular murder mystery show "Mare of Easttown" starring Kate Winslet as the titular detective might actually get a second season.

After crashing the HBO Max app with its finale episode last week, it appears the drama could potentially be bringing the cast back to the Pennsylvania county for another season.

Speaking with Variety, HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys said "Mare" creator and showrunner Brad Ingelsby "did a fantastic job" with the show.

"If Brad felt like he had a story to tell that felt like it would be at the same level, I think everybody would be open to it," Bloys added. "Right now, he doesn't have that story. Who knows? We'll have to wait to see if they come up with something they're dying to tell."

However, Bloys said there have been "no real conversations about what a Season 2 would look like," explaining, "Usually we take the lead from our creators."

Nevertheless, Winslet recently told TVLine she "would absolutely love to play Mare again."

"I miss her. I really do," she said. "It's the strangest thing. I feel like I'm in mourning. It was an absolutely wonderful role... There's something very addictive about Mare, because she's so outrageous and lovable and brilliant and real, you know? I loved playing her."

Entertainment Weekly noted that HBO is officially labeling "Mare" a limited series and that's how it will compete at this year's Emmys. This wouldn't be a first for the network as the star-studded "Big Little Lies" was billed as a limited series before being picked up for a second season.