Hollywood star Kate Winslet is all set to star in authoritarian limited series The Palace for HBO from critically acclaimed film and television director Stephen Frears, who is well-known for his classics Dangerous Liaisons and High Fidelity.
According to Variety, Kate Winslet will star in the series, which tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel. The actress will also executive produce the series. Will Tracy created the show and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Stephen Frears is attached to direct and executive produce, with Frank Rich also executive producing. Seth Reiss, Juli Weiner, Jen Spyra, Gary Shteyngart, and Sarah DeLappe will also write for the show.
“We are honored to be working with this incredibly talented group of filmmakers on ‘The Palace,’” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “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.”
Kate Winslet previously starred in the HBO limited series Mildred Pierce in 2011 and Mare of Easttown in 2021, both of which earned her Emmys. HBO is also currently developing the limited series, Trust, based on Hernan Diaz’s novel, with Winslet set to star and executive produce. In Trust, a wealthy financier is upset about how he and his wife are portrayed in a book based on his life.