HBO has released the trailer for its upcoming limited series Mare of Easttown, starring Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet.
The seven-part series, from creator and writer Brad Ingelsby and directed by Craig Zobel, revolves around Mare Sheehan (Winslet), a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her. The show is described as “an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present”.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse at Mare’s life before the dead body of a teenage girl is found in a creek. She is adored for her buzzer-winning shot during a championship basketball game decades earlier, but her life takes a turn when she begins the investigation of the terrible murder, that left a father in pain and willing to get revenge if the criminal doesn’t get caught by the police. “I can feel this expectation from people… to be something I don’t think I’m good enough to be,” Winslet’s character says in voiceover in one of the scenes.
Mare of Easttown is set to premiere on HBO Max on April 18.