Kate Winslet addresses possibility of Mare of Easttown season 2

The hit crime drama has left fans wanting more.

Kate Winslet Mare of Easttown

Kate Winslet has confirmed she would “love” to return to her Mare of Easttown role if the crime drama were to return for a second season.

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The hit series stars the Oscar winner as Marianne ‘Mare’ Sheehan, a detective sergeant investigating the murder of a young girl.

It was billed as a limited series by its creator and US broadcaster HBO, which suggests it will not return for a second run despite its mammoth popularity. It’s fairly definitive ending to the first season would also support this.

However, Winslet is among the many fans enthusiastic about the idea of a return, telling TVLine in an interview following the finale that the role of Mare was “addictive” to play.

“I would absolutely love to play Mare again,” said Winslet. “I miss her. I really do. It’s the strangest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning. It was an absolutely wonderful role.

“There’s something very addictive about Mare, because she’s so outrageous and lovable and brilliant and real, you know? I loved playing her.”

However, writer and creator Brad Ingelsby has been less optimistic about the prospect of a second season as he seemingly prefers the idea of keeping Mare of Easttown as a one-and-done series.

“It was written as a limited, and it ends — there’s no more mystery to be solved,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Kate and I, if we could crack a story that we were really proud of and felt like it was a deserving second chapter in Mare’s journey, then maybe.

“I haven’t cracked that yet; I don’t know what that is, honestly,” Ingelsby added. “But if there was a world in which we were convinced, this is a continuation of the story that honours the first chapter and does things an audience will appreciate, then maybe. But as of right now, I have no idea what that could be.”

With this in mind, while there’s no need to give up hope completely, fans shouldn’t hold their breath for a new season of Mare of Easttown in the near future.

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