Kate Winslet headlines political drama The Regime for HBO in 2024, here’s the trailer.
Kate Winslet is a regular feature on television screens this time of year, starring in ubiquitous Christmas classic The Holiday and music channels regularly playing the video for her solo single What If?, which was recorded for the 2001 animated version of A Christmas Carol.
Her next project is HBO political drama The Regime, which premieres early next year.
The synopsis reads as follows:
“Lovely to meet you, Madame Chancellor.” This political thriller series follows a year within the palace of a crumbling authoritarian regime. Kate Winslet stars as the Chancellor (a dictator) of a fictional Middle European autocracy, who faces domestic turmoil that threatens her hold on power.
The supporting cast includes Andrea Riseborough, Matthias Schoenaerts, Martha Plimpton, Guillaume Gallienne, Hugh Grant and Danny Webb. Winslet also serves as an executive producer.
The Menu scribe Will Tracy acts as showrunner and head writer. Scripts have also been written by Sarah DeLappe, Seth Reiss, Gary Shteyngart, Jen Spyra and Juli Weiner. The series, which is comprised of six episodes, is directed by Stephen Frears and Jessica Hobbs.
Winslet most recently won a BAFTA for her performance in Dominic Savage’s drama I Am Ruth, in which she starred alongside her daughter Mia Threapleton, and reprised her debut television role of Reet in an audio adaptation of Russell T Davies’ Dark Season for Big Finish.
She will soon be seen in Lee, a biographical drama in which she plays war journalist Lee Miller, which will be released by Sky Cinema. She will also reprise her role of Ronal in Avatar 3, which is currently scheduled to be released in 2025.
The Regime will air on Sky in the UK in 2024, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
Watch the trailer below…