The acclaimed limited series premiered earlier this year on HBO.
HBO's Mare of Easttown has become one of the most acclaimed miniseries from the last few years since it premiered in April. So it's no surprise that fans were left wanting for a second season. But will Mare actually return to Easttown?
Kate Winslet addressed fan speculation about a possible season 2 while speaking to Entertainment Tonight following her win at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday, revealing that she doesn't know —though there is a possibility.
"The truth is, I don't know, honestly, I don't know", said the 45-year-old actress, who also served as executive producer. "There are conversations. There are lots of ideas floating around, but I think until there's a script that we can all look at and take a view of, is it another story worth telling or not, then we don't know. Honestly, I don't know."
Still, Winslet said that even if the opportunity presented itself, she'd probably have to think twice before taking on such an intense role for a second time.
"It would be a lot to consider because, honestly, it was so hard", she explained. "It took something of me. I had to take this year off, did a little therapy, truly I've taken a minute to put myself back together. So I'd have to really think that through, 'cause sometimes you have to look after your own mental health and things like that."
Mare of Easttown follows Mare (Winslet), a police detective who's investigating the murder of a teenage mother in a Philadelphia suburb —all the while trying to keep her own life from falling apart as she struggles with grief, a divorce, and a custody battle over her grandson.
In addition to Winslet, the limited series stars Jean Smart, Julianne Nicholson, Evan Peters, and David Denman, among others.
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