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Mare of Easttown creator gives update on potential second season

Mare of Easttown creator gives update on potential second season
Brad Ingelsby admits that he has still not come up with a good enough idea to justify a second season of breakout hit Mare of Easttown.

Mare of Easttown creator Brad Ingelsby has admitted that he is still waiting for "a lightbulb moment" over a possible second season.

The drama, which stars Kate Winslet as a police detective in a small town near Philadelphia, was a huge hit in the ratings and with critics when it aired earlier this year HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK.

The show was originally envisioned as a one-off, seven-episode miniseries but its unexpected success has opened the door to a follow-up.

"If we can crack a story that is as great [as season one] and that would do justice to the characters and carry on the story in a way that was organic and yet surprising, I would love to do it," Ingelsby told TVLine.

"I just don't know what the story is. That's the issue right now."

He continued: "It may never happen. That's the reality.

"We gave Mare such a personal arc where she had to confront this loss in her life, and we would have to construct another emotional arc that was able to compete with [that].

"And I'm also acutely aware of the dangers of doing a season two just because you have the [opportunity] to do it. I would only want to do it if we were convinced we had something great."

Winslet herself recently admitted that she "would love" to return for a second season.

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