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Updated December 21st, 2023 at 08:05 IST

The Regime trailer: Winslet's chancellor character rules with an iron fist after rising to power

HBO Max has unveiled the teaser trailer for its upcoming limited series, The Regime, offering viewers a glimpse into the world of power, and politics.

Kate Winslet from The Regime
Kate Winslet from The Regime | Image:YouTube screengrab
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HBO Max has unveiled the teaser trailer for its upcoming limited series, The Regime, offering viewers a glimpse into the world of power, politics, and leadership. The show, slated for release on March 3, features Academy Awards winner Kate Winslet in a commanding role. She will be starring alongside Matthias Schoenaert, promising a compelling narrative of political struggle and personal allegiance.

A still from The Regime trailer | Image: YouTube screengrab

 

Kate Winslet to play an European leader in The Regime

In the gripping two-minute teaser, Kate Winslet embodies the role of a stern European leader, portrayed as the American chancellor endeavouring to fortify her grasp on power amid looming threats of defeat. The teaser offers a peek into Winslet's portrayal of a leader navigating the complexities of a political kingdom teetering on the edge of collapse, relying solely on her unwavering loyal soldier, Matthias Schoenaert.

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Directed by Stephen Frears and Jessica Hobbs, The Regime promises a potent mix of political drama and satirical humour, tracing the ascent to power within a modern European regime. The trailer hints at the series' nuanced storytelling, incorporating dark humour, notably in the restrictions imposed on Winslet's character, even from meeting her husband without official orders. Additionally, snippets of dialogue exchanges between Schoenaert and Guillaume Gallienne showcase the series' satirical edge.

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The Regime "tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of a modern European regime as it begins to unravel," according to a synopsis.

A still from The Regime trailer | Image: YouTube screengrab

 

Who will feature in the series The Regime?

Joining Winslet and Schoenaert, the series boasts a stellar ensemble cast including Martha Plimpton, Hugh Grant, Guillaume Gallienne, and Andrea Riseborough in promising roles. The Regime is spearheaded by Will Tracy, known for his work on prominent series like Succession and The Menu, serving as the showrunner. The executive producers, alongside Winslet, comprise Stephen Frears, Frank Rich, Tracey Seaward, and Jessica Hobbs, promising a collaboration of creative brilliance behind the scenes.

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With an expected six-episode run, The Regime is set to offer viewers an immersive journey through the corridors of power, unveiling the complexities, pressures, and moral dilemmas faced by its characters. The series is set to stream on HBO Max, simultaneously premiering on the network on March 3.

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Published December 21st, 2023 at 08:04 IST

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