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Kate Winslet returning to TV for HBO's Mare of Easttown

Kate Winslet in The Reader

Story by Jack Foley

EIGHT years after winning an Emmy for HBO drama Mildred Pierce, Kate Winslet is reuniting with the premium cabler for a new limited series, Mare of Easttown.

The drama, which Winslet will also produce, will find her playing a detective in a small Pennsylvania town, who must investigate a murder case while her personal life is in shambles.

Creator Brad Ingelsby (Run All Night, American Woman) is writing every episode and will serve as showrunner, while Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) will direct each episode.

Ingelsby and O’Connor previously collaborated on the feature Torrance, starring Ben Affleck.

Mare of Easttown is the latest in a line of limited series projects to draw high-level talent to HBO.

Another, Big Little Lies, is due to commence its second season in 2019, with Meryl Streep joining Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley.

Sharp Objects also earned a number of guild award nominations and Golden Globe and SAG Award nods for Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson (who won at the Globes).

Kidman will also star opposite Hugh Grant in the upcoming The Undoing, while Matthew Rhys has just been confirmed to play the title character in Perry Mason.