Mare of Easttown: how many episodes are left, when is the finale, and will there be a second series?

Kate Winslet is on stellar form in Mare of Easttown (Sky)Kate Winslet is on stellar form in Mare of Easttown (Sky)
Kate Winslet is on stellar form in Mare of Easttown (Sky)
The finale of Mare of Easttown is out now

Mare of Easttown is hurtling towards a thrilling conclusion, dragging us nerve-racked viewers with it.

Whiplash-inducing twists, a cast of flawed but sympathetic characters and a moody, small-town Pennsylvania setting has provided audiences with an unmissable drama, albeit at the cost of their fingernails.

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The crime drama, steered masterfully by Kate Winslet who plays the hugely flawed but brilliant protagonist Mare, will reveal all its secrets soon with the final episode set to be released in days.

Here’s what you need to know about the conclusion of the series.

How many episodes of Mare of Eastown are there?

There are seven episodes of the mini-series.

The seventh and final episode was released on May 31.

Will there be a second series?

HBO has yet to reveal any details on whether there will be a second series.

As the show has been billed as a crime mini-series it seems unlikely that the show will have a second series. Who stars in Mare of Easttown?

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Kate Winslet (Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) leads the cast of Mare of Easttown as Detective Mare Sheehan.

She’s joined by Jean Smart (Big Mouth, Watchmen) as her mother Helen and Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys, Spider-Man: Far From Home) as her teenage daughter Siobhan. David Denman (Outcast, The Office) stars as Mare’s ex-husband Frank.

Playing Mare’s best friend Lori Ross is Julianne Nicholson (The Outsider, Law & Order True Crime) and Mare’s cousin Father Dan Hastings is played by Neal Huff (Falling Water, Moonrise Kingdom).

County detective Colin Zabel is played by Evan Peters (American Horror Story, WandaVision), and Guy Pearce (The Innocents, When We Rise) stars as the local creative writing professor, and love interest, Richard Ryan.

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Other faces you can expect to see in Mare of Easttown include:

- John Douglas Thompson (For Life, The Bourne Legacy)

- Patrick Murney (Godfather of Harlem, Seven Seconds)

- James McArdle (Ammonite, Love & Marriage)

- Sosie Bacon (Narcos: Mexico, 13 Reasons Why)

- Joe Tipett (The Morning Show, Rise)

- Cailee Spaeny (Devs, Bad Times at the El Royale)

- Cameron Mann (For Life, New Amsterdam)

What is Mare of Easttown about?

Mare of Easttown follows detective Mare Sheehan who, still dealing with the case of a missing girl hanging over her career, is tasked with investigating a murder when a dead body turns up in the local creek. Working with the county detective, the two attempt to solve the sinister case that has shaken their tight knit community.

On top of juggling her professional life, Mare’s personal life is crumbling following her recent divorce.

The series will explore the dark side of a close community, and an examination of how tragedies from our past can define our present.

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The show was created by Brad Ingelsby, who is known better for writing Run All Night and The Way Back. The show director is Craig Zobel, who has directed episodes of Westworld, American God and The Leftovers, as well as feature film The Hunt, starring Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank and Emma Roberts.