According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Winslet has officially signed on to star in a new HBO limited series called The Palace. The project, which will also executive produce Winslet, was created by Will Tracy, whose previous writing credits include episodes of Succession and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The new limited series will reportedly follow an authoritarian regime that will fall apart over the course of a year.
In addition to Tracy and Winslet, The Palace is also directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Frears. An industry veteran, Frears has directed notable films such as The Hit, High Fidelity, My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins. He has also directed a handful of memorable television shows in recent years, including A Very English Scandal, Quiz and State of the Union.
Notably, The Palace is one of two HBO projects Winslet has recently been involved with. Just weeks ago, it was announced that Winslet would also star in and produce Trust, a limited series currently in development on HBO (via Variety). As of now, it’s unclear which project viewers can look forward to seeing Winslet on first. Anyhow, her involvement in both projects makes it clear how keen Winslet is to continue working with HBO, which should be welcome news for all Mare of Easttown fans out there.