Kate Winslet Reigns Supreme in First “The Regime” Trailer
The official trailer for The Regime has arrived, with Kate Winslet returning to HBO after her stunning performance in the 2021 HBO series Mare of Easttown. In The Regime, however, Winslet trades her pitch-perfect Philadelphia-adjacent accent as a dutiful detective for the Queen’s English (although she’s certainly putting a twist on her normal speaking voice) as she plays a morally flexible Chancellor with a thirst for power. Winslet’s senior state official finds herself infatuated with Corporal Zubak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a man with a history and disposition that has earned him the moniker the Butcher. Their unusual relationship rattles her subordinates and threatens to upend more than just their working lives. Considering The Regime comes from veterans of Succession, you can rest assured knowing the palace intrigue will be bountiful and the banter lacerating, especially with Winslet leading the charge.
The trailer gives us a glimpse of the turmoil to come, with Corporal Zubak feeding the Chancellor’s ego and desire for more power. As their relationship intensifies, so does the unrest surrounding her regime. It’s a toxic relationship, with much of the toxicity flowing outward into the body politic. Heads will roll, figuratively, and perhaps literally, given the Butcher’s reputation.
Joining Winslet and Schoenaerts in the cast are a slew of top-flight performers, including Andrea Riseborough, Hugh Grant, Martha Plimpton, and Guillaume Gallienne. The series comes from executive producer and showrunner Will Tracy (Succession, The Menu) and executive producers Frank Rich (Succession, Veep), Tracey Seward, and Kate Winslet. The series’ directors, Stephen Frears (The Queen) and Jessica Hobbs (The Crown), also executive producers. The writers are Seth Reiss, Sarah DeLappe, Gary Shteyngart, Jen Spyra and Juli Weiner.
Check out the trailer below. The Regime arrives on HBO Max on March 3:
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Featured image: Kate Winslet in “The Regime.” Photograph by Miya Mizuno/HBO