Creator Brad Ingelsby says that although the mystery has been solved, he could see potential in a second visit to the Pennsylvanian town. *SPOILERS FOR THE SERIES FINALE BELOW*
Given that Mare's (Kate Winslet) story arc was wrapped up in a satisfying and incredibly emotional fashion, and the death of Erin McMenamin was solved, it makes us wonder if a 'Mare of Easttown' second season would do the series justice.
Series creator Brad Ingelsby, who also wrote 'The Way Back' and 'Out Of The Furnace', teased that if he and Kate Winslet were able to crack a new storyline, then there could be potential for a follow-up.
Speaking about the possibility of a 'Mare of Easttown' second season, Brad told The Hollywood Reporter: "It was written as a limited, and it ends — there’s no more mystery to be solved. Kate and I, if we could crack a story that we were really proud of and felt like it was a deserving second chapter in Mare’s journey, then maybe.
"I haven’t cracked that yet; I don’t know what that is, honestly. But if there was a world in which we were convinced, this is a continuation of the story that honours the first chapter and does things an audience will appreciate, then maybe.
"But as of right now, I have no idea what that could be."
If we were being honest, we don't think a revisit to 'Mare of Easttown' would be worth the risk. Yes, we loved the series, and yes we could watch Kate Winslet and Jean Smart bounce off each other for days, but... we wouldn't want to be underwhelmed with a second series.
There would be a significant amount of pressure for a second season to deliver as much drama as season one, which might not live up to expectations. Leave well alone we say.
You can read Brad's full interview here, where he also explains that even before he wrote the script, he always knew that Ryan was going to be the killer.