Mare of Easttown could return for season 2 says HBO chief
Providing that the story idea is strong, Casey Bloys said he'd like to bring Kate Winslet's troubled detective back again.
A second season of HBO’s recently concluded crime-drama Mare of Easttown is a possibility, according to its chief content officer Casey Bloys.
Speaking in an interview with Variety, Bloys explained that he and the creative team would be on board if its creator Brad Inglesby is able to come up with a good enough idea.
“If Brad felt like he had a story to tell that felt like it would be at the same level, I think everybody would be open to it,” he said.
He did go on to confirm that at this moment however, nothing official is in development.
“Right now, he doesn’t have that story. Who knows? We’ll have to wait to see if they come up with something they’re dying to tell.”
Originally concieved as a miniseries, Mare of Easttown stars Kate Winslet as small town detective Mare Sheehan who is tasked with solving the murder of local teenager Erin (Cailee Spaeny) whilst dealing with the grief caused by her son’s suicide.
HBO has been known to grant a second season to this types of one-off show if they prove popular and critically acclaimed enough, as was the case with David E. Kelley’s Big Little Lies.
In an interview with TVLine, Winslet too said she would be up for a return to the character.
“I would absolutely love to play Mare again. I miss her. I really do. It’s the strangest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning. It was an absolutely wonderful role,” the actress said.
“There’s something very addictive about Mare, because she’s so outrageous and lovable and brilliant and real, you know? I loved playing her.”