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Amazon boss regrets losing Kate Winslet drama Mare of Easttown to HBO

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Kate Winslet’s show Mare of Easttown was a massive hit (Picture: HBO)

Mare of Easttown has been one of the top series of the year so far, so it’s not surprising that the heads of Amazon regret losing the show to HBO.

Fans loved following Kate Winslet’s Mare Sheehan, a police detective in the Philadelphia suburban town, who investigates the recent murder of a teenage mother.

Though what made Mare of Easttown the success it was is Mare’s personal journey and struggles as she tries to keep her own life from falling apart.

Her troubles include a divorce, a son who dies to suicide and a custody battle over her grandson with her former daughter-in-law, who also happens to be a recovering heroin addict.

While she used to be considered a local hero, the community is now doubting her detective skills since for the past year she hasn’t been able to solve the case of a missing young girl.

Who wouldn’t want to snatch this series?

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Mare of Easttown could have landed on Amazon instead (Picture: HBO)

According to Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke, the streamer really tried to get it for themselves but ultimately lost.

In a recent appearance at Edinburgh TV Festival in conversation with James Corden, Salke admitted: ‘We tried hard to get Mare of Easttown but we lost it in the negotiation…

‘I did look back on what our process was going through that because I really, really loved the show and I’m such a fan of Kate’s and I would be proud to have it on the service.’

Ultimately the show went to HBO, where 1.5million people across the US tuned in to watch the series finale.

The show is now up for six Emmy Awards, including for Winslet’s lead performance and Evan Peters’ supporting performance.

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The show is currently nominated for six Emmy Awards (Picture: HBO)

Julianne Nicholson and Jean Smart are both nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie category.

Director Craig Zobel and writer Brad Ingelsby are also up for an award in their respective categories and the series in general also received a nod.

As for whether Mare will return for a second season, it’s highly unlikely since it has been slated as a limited series.

Creator Brad Ingelsby hasn’t completely ruled out a return, though, saying: ‘If we could ever crack a story that was as emotional and surprising, then I think maybe there’s a conversation.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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