Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan in Mare Of Easttown

Mare Of Easttown: Kate Winslet’s gripping new drama starts tonight – here’s what to expect

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Mare Of Easttown has been described as “an exploration into the dark side of a close community” – and we can’t wait.

Updated 19 April: It’s not long now until we see Kate Winslet return to our screens in Sky’s gripping new drama, Mare Of Easttown.

The show, the first episode of which will air on Sky Atlantic at 9pm tonight, will see the iconic actor take on the role of Mare Sheehan, a small-town detective who is assigned to investigate the murder of a young girl at the same time her life is falling apart.

Keep reading to find out more about what you can expect from tonight’s episode. 

As reported 1 April: When it comes to mind-boggling, nerve-jangling thrillers, 2021 is delivering the goods. 

From the BBC’s first ‘Irish noir’ series Bloodlands to Netflix’s Red Dot, there’s been plenty of brilliant new series to dig your teeth into – with plenty more set to be released over the coming months.  

One such series is Kate Winslet’s new mysterious thriller, Mare Of Easttownwhich is set to air on Sky Atlantic and NOW on 19 April.

As previously reported by Stylist, the show’s official synopsis describes Mare Of Easttown 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.” 

In a new trailer for the series, we get a further taste of the kind of twists and turns we can expect from Mare’s story.

Alongside the complexities of the murder case she’s assigned to investigate, the trailer reveals more clues about Mare’s personal life, including how her ex-husband has moved into the house behind hers (a fact she’s less than happy about) and her disjointed relationship with her mother, Helen (Jean Smart). 

We also get a glimpse of her relationship with county detective Colin Zabel (Evan Peters), who is called in to assist with Mare’s investigation. 

Despite his best efforts to get to know Mare (he even asks her daughter, Siobhan – played by Angourie Rice – for tips on how to work with her), it seems he’s surprised by her matter-of-fact way of dealing with Easttown’s locals – something which we expect will bring up more problems as the series progresses.

With just over two weeks to wait until Mare Of Easttown hits our screens, it’s safe to say we’re very excited to see this narrative unfold.  

Plus, the series will air weekly for seven weeks once it starts on 19 April, so we’ll have lots of time between each episode to dissect what’s going on and come up with our own theories.

We’ll be recapping each episode as it airs, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates.  

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Lauren Geall

As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and work. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time.