Mare of Easttown: who stars alongside Kate Winslet in the new Sky detective show - and when is it on TV?

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The new thriller boasts a star studded cast including the likes of Evan Peters and Jean Smart

Returning to television for the first time in 10 years, Kate Winslet stars in Mare of Easttown, a brand new detective thriller from HBO, airing on Sky Atlantic.

This is everything you need to know about the new series - from who stars alongside the seven-time Oscar nominee to when it’s on TV.

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What is Mare of Easttown about?

Mare of Easttown marks a return to TV for Kate Winslet (Photo: Sky Atlantic/HBO)Mare of Easttown marks a return to TV for Kate Winslet (Photo: Sky Atlantic/HBO)
Mare of Easttown marks a return to TV for Kate Winslet (Photo: Sky Atlantic/HBO)

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.

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.

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Who stars in Mare of Easttown?

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

Joining her 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) joins the cast 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 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)

When is it on?

The first episode of Mare of Easttown aired on Sky Atlantic on Monday 19 April at 9pm.

The seven part series will air weekly on Sky Atlantic, with each new episode showing on Mondays at 9pm.

Sky and NowTV customers can catch up on the first episode on demand.