Kate Winsley + Succession writers = recipe for success.
Kate Winslet was once undeniably best known for her work in film going all the way back to the 90s and Titanic but coming to HBO for the Mare of Easttown TV show proved that she can be as strong on the small screen as she is on the big screen. Now she is coming back to HBO to join forces with Succession writers for a new project.
HBO has announced a series order for another new TV show starring Kate Winslet called The Palace. The new limited series will follow the story of an authoritarian regime beginning to unravel all told within the walls of a palace over the span of one year. The actress is attached both to star and executive produce which was also the case for Mare of Easttown. The project involves some talent from another critically acclaimed HBO show with Succession writers Will Tracy Frank Rich and Gary Shteyngart on board. Tracy is writer showrunner and executive producer for The Palace and Rich also will work as an executive producer.
Another writer Juli Weiner is also an HBO veteran although as a writer for John Olivers Last Week Tonight rather than Succession like the others. The Queen and A Very English Scandal director Stephen Frears will direct and executive produce. There are no details about who will join Kate Winslet in the cast of The Palace at the time of writing but hopefully the cast will be as stacked for the new show as it was for Mare of Easttown. As well as Winslet winning at the Emmys and the Golden Globes for her starring performance as Mare Sheehan co stars Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson were on the list of 2021 Emmy winners for their outstanding supporting roles.