The Mare of Easttown is a mystery drama web series that follows the lives of the residents of the fictional town of Easttown. The first season ended with a cliffhanger, leaving viewers wondering if there will be a season 2.
HBO’s limited series Mare of Easttown was released, April 18 2021. The series is based on the novel by Brad Ingelsby. The novel is a crime drama and describes the life of an alcoholic detective who investigates a murder in a small town near Philadelphia. This blog will take an overview of the novel, along with some extracts and interviews that Brad Ingelsby has given.
What is the Mare of Easttown?
Mare of Easttown is an American crime drama limited series created by Brad Ingelsby for HBO. Directed by Craig Zobel and written by Ingelsby, the series premiered on April 18, 2021, and concluded on May 30, 2021, consisting of seven episodes. It stars Kate Winslet as the title character, a detective investigating a murder in a small town near Philadelphia.
The series explores the aftermath of a brutal murder in a small town near Philadelphia. The story focuses on the small town’s police chief, her detectives, and an outsider police force investigator who has been sent in to solve the case.
What are the Chances of a Mare Of Easttown Season 2?
There’s no release date for Mare Of Easttown Season 2 yet because filming has not begun. However, given Winslet’s push, HBO may announce another season before the end of the year, putting a new season in the works by early 2023.
What is the Plot of Mare Of Easttown Season 2?
There is an argument to be made for leaving Mare where we last saw her, climbing up into the loft where her son Kevin took his own life for the first time since his death.But then again there’s also one for rejoining her when the dust has settled.
The Mare we met at the beginning of the series was not the woman we said goodbye to. Therapy had forced the protagonist to reckon with her untapped trauma. Her initial unwillingness to go there thawed with every conversation and through that, we witnessed a metamorphosis. Mare was transitioning into a person who was learning to live with the unacceptable, rather than continue to rail against it at every turn, hemmed in by her own grief. With that transformation emerged new layers to her character that, along with the whodunnit at the heart of the narrative, kept audiences locked in.
Erin McMenamin’s murder and the myriad twists and turns that led to the unmasking of Lori and John Ross’s son Ryan as the killer would have been the sole driving force in numerous other dramas. But Mare of Easttown was as much a character study as a murder mystery, with viewers totally invested in the police detective’s journey (and her total lack of culinary skills – cheese in a can, anyone?) from the moment we were first introduced.
And there would be zero complaints if the exquisite Jean Smart was given another opportunity to play Mare’s Fruit Ninja-loving, cocktail-schlurping, snack-hoarding mother Helen. We’d pay good money for a Jean spin-off, but that’s a conversation for another day.
Season two would, of course, throw up a new crime, the tendrils of which would envelop the Easttown community, dragging a cohort of fresh faces and their secrets out into the light.
But choosing to put down the pen and walk away can be the smartest move a creator can make, as we saw with Michaela Coel and I May Destroy You, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge with Fleabag.
There is every chance that further seasons would have reached the heights of their predecessors, but both Coel and Waller-Bridge had exhausted their reserves in regards to those stories and the characters that power them. To dive back in would, for them, have been disingenuous, the decision motivated by calls from the public and networks to serve up a fresh helping rather than their burning desire to tell a particular tale.
Conclusion: There is no official word yet on whether or not there will be a Mare Of Easttown Season 2. However, the first season was well-received and there is a lot of potential for a second season.