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Kate Winslet Set to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘The Palace’

Critically acclaimed film and television director Stephen Frears has been tapped to direct.

Following the immense success of her starring role in HBOs Mare of Easttown and the 2011 miniseries Mildred Pierce its no surprise as to why Kate Winslet would want to keep her relationship with the network going. And thats exactly whats happening as the actress heads into what will now be her fourth HBO project The Palace. Today it was announced that the Academy Award-winning actress will star in the Will Tracy Succession created drama.The series will see Winslet starring in a story that centers around an authoritarian regime. Set inside the titular palace audiences will watch as over a one year span the tyrannical rulers begin to lose their hold on the surrounding city.

Primetime Emmy and BAFTA recipient Stephen Frears was tapped to direct the series showing that HBO is getting all their ducks in a row and gearing up to launch another critically acclaimed production. The celebrated film and television maker is well known for his eye behind classics including Dangerous Liaisons and High Fidelity. Recognizing that adding The Palace to their lineup of upcoming shows will be an immediate ticket to the awards circuit Francesca Orsi the executive vice president of HBO Programming commented that the network was honored to have the project under the studios name. Referring to Tracys creation as wildly original prescient and dazzling Orsi went on to call the addition of Winslet and Frears a dream come true for HBO.

The announcement for The Palace comes less than a month after it was revealed that the Titanic actress had signed on for another HBO limited series titled The Trust. Based on Hernan Diazs novel Trust the series will center on the story of a world famous financier who hires a ghostwriter to rewrite his past after finding himself less than pleased with a previous novel penned about his life. The tale will be told through a combination of genres and varying perspectives giving it an ever changing flare.

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