The thing about detective shows is that there are always more mysteries to solve. They never have to run out, if you don’t want them to. Hell, Sherlock Holmes was created in 1887 and they’re still making spinoffs. So, what we’re saying is, while Mare of Easttown is much more than a detective show—it’s a show about loss and motherhood and community—but it’s also a detective show. More crimes can and will occur in Easttown. But will the vape-smoking, Rolling Rock-drinking Kate Winslet as Mare return to our screens to solve them?
After a Season One that managed to be both highly suspenseful and devastatingly emotional, Mare of Easttown’s Sunday night finale did not disappoint. A heartbreaking confession, a satisfying conclusion to the mystery, and a meaningful summation of the series’ poignant themes. And although creator Brad Ingelsby sees the first season as a wrapped entity, he isn’t wholly object to a second season, if the story is right.
“We didn't ever talk about returning...it's very much a closed story. I think you've seen that now, the story ends. I think all the loose ends get tied up. I hope so at least,” he told Esquire before the finale aired. “But I think if we could ever crack a story that was as emotional and surprising, then I think maybe there's a conversation. I don't have that in my head right now, but I mean, listen, I love Mare. If we could ever give her a great season, I would certainly consider it. I would only do it if I was convinced we could make it great, though. I wouldn't do it just because you have a chance to do it. I would want to make sure that it was as rich and compelling as I hope this season has been.”
We love Mare, too, and small towns are full of secrets. Here’s to hoping there’s more to discover down the road in Easttown.
Also, all ears on if there’s a way to bring Evan Peters back to life.
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