Kate Winslet, the English actress who is acclaimed for her acting in the movie Titanic will be now seen in the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown. She will be playing the role of a small-town detective in Pennsylvania whose life crumbles around her as she investigates a local murder.
The series is a co-production between HBO and Wharton Impact Investing Partners (WIIP), the Creative Artists Agency (CAA)-backed independent studio headed by Paul Lee. Brad Ingelsby, the famous screen-writer who is known for his work on Run All Night (2015) created the show. He will write all episodes in addition to serving as executive producer and show-runner.
Gavin O’Connor, the celebrated writer, director and producer will also executive produce and direct all episodes. Some of his notable films include Tumbleweeds, Warrior, The Accountant, and Jane Got a Gun. Lee and Mark Roybal will executive produce for WIIP, while Gordon Gray will executive produce via Mayhem Pictures.
This marks Winslet’s first television role since appearing in the five-part HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce in 2011. Primarily known for her film work, Winslet has been nominated for seven Academy Awards throughout her career. She won the award for best actress in 2008 for The Reader. She was also nominated for her work in films like Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and most recently Steve Jobs.