Kate Winslet set to star in and executive produce the HBO limited series The Palace

Kate Winslet set to star in and executive produce the HBO limited series The Palace for director/showrunner Stephen Frears

Kate Winslet is returning to HBO, signing on to star in and executive produce the new limited series The Palace.

The 46-year-old actress, who earned an Emmy for her role in HBO’s Mare of Easttown, will executive produce alongside director Stephen Frears (State of the Union) and creator/showrunner Will Tracy (Succession).

An HBO press release revealed the premium cable network handed out a series order for the show, though it wasn’t revealed how many episodes were ordered.

Kate returns: Kate Winslet is returning to HBO, signing on to star in and executive produce the new limited series The Palace

Kate returns: Kate Winslet is returning to HBO, signing on to star in and executive produce the new limited series The Palace

Director: The 46-year-old actress, who earned an Emmy for her role in HBO's Mare of Easttown, will executive produce alongside director Stephen Frears (State of the Union) and creator/showrunner Will Tracy (Succession)

Director: The 46-year-old actress, who earned an Emmy for her role in HBO’s Mare of Easttown, will executive produce alongside director Stephen Frears (State of the Union) and creator/showrunner Will Tracy (Succession)

The Palace, ‘tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel,’ according to the series description.

No details were given for Winslet’s character, or any other character details at this time, nor is it clear when production may begin.

‘We are honored to be working with this incredibly talented group of filmmakers on The Palace,’ said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. 

Authoritarian: The Palace, 'tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel,' according to the series description

Authoritarian: The Palace, ‘tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel,’ according to the series description

‘The notion that Kate Winslet and Stephen Frears, two of our industry’s leading lights (who – remarkably – have never collaborated before now), are joining forces to bring Will Tracy’s wildly original, prescient, and dazzling scripts to life at HBO is a dream come true for us,’ she added.

Frank Rich (Succession, Veep) also serves as an executive producer alongside Winslet, Frears and Tracy. 

Writers for the limited series include Seth Reiss (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Juli Weiner (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Jen Spyra (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Gary Shteyngart (Succession) and Sarah DeLappe (Bodies Bodies Bodies).

Honored: 'We are honored to be working with this incredibly talented group of filmmakers on The Palace,' said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming

Honored: ‘We are honored to be working with this incredibly talented group of filmmakers on The Palace,’ said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming

Leading lights: 'The notion that Kate Winslet and Stephen Frears, two of our industry's leading lights (who - remarkably - have never collaborated before now), are joining forces to bring Will Tracy's wildly original, prescient, and dazzling scripts to life at HBO is a dream come true for us,' she added

Leading lights: ‘The notion that Kate Winslet and Stephen Frears, two of our industry’s leading lights (who – remarkably – have never collaborated before now), are joining forces to bring Will Tracy’s wildly original, prescient, and dazzling scripts to life at HBO is a dream come true for us,’ she added

Kate Winslet is about to start filming Lee, the true-life story of famed photographer Lee Miller, in which she stars and is producing. 

HBO recently announced that it’s developing the limited series Trust, based on Hernan Diaz’s novel, with Winslet set to star and executive produce. 

She previously executive produced and starred in HBO’s limited series Mare of Easttown, for which she won Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021. 

Filming: Kate Winslet is about to start filming Lee, the true-life story of famed photographer Lee Miller, in which she stars and is producing

Filming: Kate Winslet is about to start filming Lee, the true-life story of famed photographer Lee Miller, in which she stars and is producing

While best known as a film director (High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, The Queen), Frears has been keeping plenty busy on the small screen of late.

He most recently directed Showtime’s State of the Union from writer Nick Hornby (About a Boy), starring Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike.

He also directed AMC’s three-part limited event series Quiz and an episode of Showtime’s The Loudest Voice. 

Small screen: While best known as a film director (High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, The Queen), Frears has been keeping plenty busy on the small screen of late

Small screen: While best known as a film director (High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, The Queen), Frears has been keeping plenty busy on the small screen of late

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