The seven-episode series has had viewers gripped as it followed detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) as she investigates the murder of a teenage mother while navigating struggles in her own life.
What is the series about?
Local hero and detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) is called to investigate the murder of a teenage mother in the suburbs of Philadelphia while she navigates struggles in her own life, including a divorce, a custody battle for her grandson and the suicide for her son.
People in the area also doubt Sheehan’s detective skills due to her inability to solve the case of another missing girl around a year before the series takes place.
The show has been heralded by critics, with the Guardian calling it “a stunning, harrowing success” and “terrifying, riveting TV that’s a wonder to witness”, while The Times said “grief and grit have never been so good”.
Where can I watch the series?
In the UK, the series is available to watch on Sky Atlantic or via streaming service NOW.
It’s possible to get access to NOW for free via a free trial as long as you’re a new member.
You’ll get seven days to trial the service before being charged £9.99 a month - so you’ll have to get the episodes in fast if you want to watch for free.
NOW gives users access to Sky 1, Sky Witness, Sky Atlantic, Sky Comedy, Sky Documentaries, Sky History, Sky Nature, Gold, Sky Crime, Comedy Central, Sky Arts, MTV, Nat Geo and SyFy.
Who’s in the cast?
Kate Winslet (Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) leads the cast as Detective Mare Sheehan, and has been widely praised for her performance.
Also in the cast is 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.
Others starring in the show 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)
Will there be a second series?
As yet, HBO hasn’t revealed any details on whether there will be a second series.
As the show has been billed as a crime mini-series, however, it seems relatively unlikely that a second series will follow the first.