Kate Winslet Gives an Update on a Potential Second Season of 'Mare of Easttown'
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Mare of Easttown has been one of this year's most acclaimed TV series, with Kate Winslet winning praise for her beautifully nuanced central performance, so it's no surprise that some fans are clamoring for more.
Though the seven-part limited series written and created by Brad Ingelsby was conceived as a self-contained story, Winslet has confirmed in a new interview that more Mare is definitely being mooted.
"The end of shooting we were like, 'Holy hell, we can never ever do that again, so if HBO bring up the idea of a season 2, we've just all gotta say no, absolutely not, there's just absolutely no way we could ever possibly do it,'" Winslet told Entertainment Weekly. "And then there was talk of, 'Well, could there be?' when the show was getting such great responses. And, creatively, Brad has shared some very cool ideas. We'll see what happens."
In addition to starring in the series as Mare Sheehan, a detective sergeant in Easttown, Pennsylvania who is investigating the murder of one young girl and the disappearance of another while processing deep-rooted personal trauma, Winslet served as an executive producer on the series.
"But I also have to figure out, can I do it? Could I go through it again?" Winslet added. "It did cost me a lot emotionally to be her, and I just have to figure out if I can summon all that up again. It was a ride, that's for sure."
In the meantime, Winslet is up for an Emmy for her performance in Mare of Easttown – one of 16 Emmy nominations the series notched up. She'll find out if she wins at a ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. on September 19.
Do you want to see more Mare of Easttown, or should it be left as a limited series?