Academy Award Winner Kate Winslet is once again bringing her talents to the small screen for a new HBO limited series titled Mare of Easttown. Directed by The Accountant’s Gavin O’Connor and written by American Woman’s Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown will follow Winslet as “a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder at a time when her own life is crumbling around her,” according to Deadline.
Winslet will executive produce alongside O’Connor, Ingelsby and Gordon Gray’s Mayhem Pictures. The series marks Winslet’s second partnership with HBO. She starred in the 5-part miniseries Mildred Pierce in 2011 and walked away with the Emmy Award for it.
The Titanic actress marks another huge A-lister making her way to HBO in 2019, which is already home to the Emmy Award-winning series Big Little Lies starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep. In addition to Big Little Lies, Amy Adams’ recent limited series Sharp Objects recently made some waves at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards.
Kate Winslet has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, having walked away with a win in 2009 for her performance in The Reader. Other nominations included Best Actress for 1998’s Titanic, 2005’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and 2007’s Little Children. She received three Best Supporting Actress nominations for 1996’s Sense and Sensibility, 2002’s Iris, and 2016’s Steve Jobs. Her next big role will be the long-awaited Avatar 2, in which she teamed back up with her Titanic director James Cameron.
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