Kate Winslet’s HBO series Mare of Easttown received rave reviews after it premiered in April 2021, but was it successful enough for a season 2 renewal? Fans have been waiting for an update on the crime thriller since it concluded. However, the cast and crew have not formally announced any news amid the speculation over a second season. Keep reading to learn everything we know about a possible second season for Mare of Easttown!
What Is ‘Mare of Easttown’ About?
The HBO series focuses on the Titanic actress’ character, Marianne “Mare” Sheehan, a local detective in the fictional Pennsylvania suburb of Easttown. Mare investigates the murder of a young mother after she was last seen being bullied by her ex-boyfriend and high school classmates at a party. However, the rest of the community doubts that Mare can solve this case, as she lives with the guilt from a previous investigation of a missing teenager whom she could not locate. The series also follows Mare’s recent divorce, raising her daughter, Siobhan, and grappling with the loss of her late son who died by suicide.
Is ‘Mare of Easttown’ Getting a Season 2?
Despite rumors swirling that a second season is being considered, HBO has not confirmed whether production is underway or if it’s in development. Series creator Brad Ingelsby spoke with Esquire in May 2021 about the possibility of a season 2. However, he noted that he and the crew “didn’t ever talk about returning” for another season because season 1 was “very much a closed story.”
“I think all the loose ends get tied up,” he explained. “But I think if we could ever crack a story that was as emotional and surprising, then I think maybe there’s a conversation. I don’t have that in my head right now, but I mean, listen, I love Mare. If we could ever give her a great season, I would certainly consider it. I would only do it if I was convinced we could make it great, though. I wouldn’t do it just because you have a chance to do it. I would want to make sure that it was as rich and compelling as I hope this season has been.”