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Mare of Easttown on HBO Max

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Mare of Easttown on HBO Max – A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

If you binged watched Mare of Easttown on HBO Max, you’re not alone. Kate Winslet is a world-weary detective trying to solve the murder of a teenager in a small town in Pennsylvania. The script is well written and includes plenty of twists and turns and this is a murder mystery will keep you absolutely gripped right up through the last scene of the finale.


Mare of Easttown on HBO Max – Summary


Mare of Easttown is an American crime drama limited series created by Brad Ingelsby that premiered on HBO. It stars Kate Winslet as a detective investigating a murder in a small town near Philadelphia.

As her life crumbles around her, Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) investigates a local murder. The series explores the dark side of a close community and provides an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.

In a small suburb of Philadelphia, a detective named Mare Sheehan investigates the recent murder of a teenage mother while trying to keep her own life from falling apart. Mare is a local hero, having been the star of a high-school basketball championship game 25 years ago. She has also been unable to solve the case of another missing young girl for a year, leading many in the community to doubt her detective skills. Her personal troubles include a divorce, a son lost to suicide, and an ex-heroin addict former daughter-in-law battling for custody of Mare’s grandson.


Mare of Easttown on HBO Max – Episode Summaries


Mare of Easttown on HBO Max – Miss Lady Hawk Herself. Series premiere. Amid mounting community pressure, Detective Mare Sheehan shoulders a directive to revive an unsolved missing person’s case.

Mare of Easttown on HBO Max – Fathers. Mare questions suspects in a grisly murder case and gives an icy welcome to Colin Zabel, a county detective called in to assist.

Mare of Easttown on HBO Max -Enter Number Two. Phone records lead Mare and Colin to question an unlikely suspect. Later, Mare receives some unprompted family advice from Richard.

Mare of Easttown on HBO Max -Poor Sisyphus. Colin presses a local priest about his past. An anonymous call gives Dawn hope that Katie might still be alive.

Mare of Easttown on HBO Max -Illusions. Mare meets with a semi-retired source about possible connections in her three cases.

Mare of Easttown on HBO Max -Sore Must Be the Storm. Given a second chance and motivated by the loss of a friend, Mare reevaluates old suspects, which leads to a shocking clue.

Mare of Easttown on HBO Max -Sacrament. When her case takes a devastating turn, Mare’s family and friends process the fallout while she attempts to find her own way forward.


Mare of Easttown on HBO Max – Main Characters



Mare Sheehan – played by Kate Winslet
A small-town Pennsylvania detective.

Lori Ross – played by Julianne Nicholson
She and Mare have been best friends since they were 4. Lori knows how mercurial and cutting Mare can be at times, but loves and accepts her exactly as she is.

Helen – played by Jean Smart
Mare’s mother. Opinionated, stubborn, a devout Catholic, Helen never holds back on her opinions, whether solicited or not.

Siobhan Sheehan – played by Angourie Rice
Mare and Frank’s daughter, a lovely, brilliant young woman who is rebellious and strong-headed in nature.

Detective Colin Zabel – played Evan Peters
The county detective who has been called in to assist with Mare’s investigation — much to her chagrin.


Will There be a Season 2?

Will there be a season 2 for Mare of Easttown on HBO Max? Winslet, for one, is on board. “I would absolutely love to play Mare again,” she told TVLine during a post-finale interview. “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.”

Meanwhile, the show’s creator and head writer Brad Ingelsby was a little more circumspect as he talked about the possibility of more Mare. “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,” Ingelsby told The Hollywood Reporter. “I haven’t cracked that yet; I don’t know what that is, honestly.” And his hesitation is understandable: how many outstanding one-season shows have been tainted by a less-than-stellar, arguably unnecessary second season? HBO specifically has a track record in this area (sorry, Big Little Lies, we’re looking at you) so as much as we want more Mare, let’s hope it only happens if Winslet and Ingelsby find the right story.


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