Erin McMenamin’s murder case is officially closed… but does that mean Mare from Easttown is handing over her badge?
The Kate Winslet-led HBO crime drama wrapped up its seven-episode streak on Sunday night – read our final recap here – and while it was billed as a limited series from the start, ratings have been rising steadily every week, with 2 million viewers. listening to the penultimate episode of last week on all platforms, through the network. That, added to all the positive critical buzz, could cause HBO to change its plans and consider bringing it back for a season 2. After all, Big Little Lies was considered a limited series at first, even competing in that category at the start. Emmys, before returning for a second race.
Officially, HBO is still calling Mare a limited series as of now, with the drama set to compete in the limited series categories at this year’s Emmys. (TVLine has reached out to HBO to inquire about Mare’s status in Season 2.) And maybe keeping a story closed is the best thing to do. Series / EP director Craig Zobel says Winslet’s Mare Sheehan “is an amazing character, so I’d love to see” a second season, but “I also like it as a miniseries.”
But there’s one person who really wants to see more of Mare: the star herself, Kate Winslet. “I would absolutely love to play Mare again,” she told TVLine when asked about the prospect of a Season 2. “I miss her. I really do. This is the strangest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning. It was an absolutely wonderful role… There’s something very addicting about Mare, because she’s so outrageous and adorable and brilliant and real, you know? I loved playing with her.
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