Kate Winslet delves deep into her character Mare’s backstory and how she copes with immense personal grief while investigating a local murder. Mare of Easttown is now streaming on HBO Max.
In Mare of Easttown, Academy Award®-winner Kate Winslet plays Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her. From creator and writer Brad Ingelsby (“The Way Back”), with all episodes directed by Craig Zobel (HBO’s “The Leftovers”), the seven-part limited series is an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present. All seven episodes were directed by Craig Zobel.
In the suburbs of Philadelphia, a detective named Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet), investigates the recent murder of a teenage mother while trying to keep her own life from falling apart. Mare is a local hero, having been the star of a high-school basketball championship game 25 years ago. She has also been trying to solve another murder case for a year, leading many in the community to take a dim view of her detective skills. Her personal troubles include a divorce, a son lost to suicide, and a heroin-addicted daughter-in-law battling for custody of Mare’s grandson.