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The Regime – new trailer for Kate Winslet’s darkly satirical drama

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The second trailer for The Regime promises more comic moments than we’d previously expected. 

It’s been a long time coming, but we know now that Kate Winslet’s new series lands in April. The Regime takes us inside a modern European country where Winslet’s Chancellor clings to power as her authoritarian regime begins to crumble.

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Here’s the synopsis for The Regime:

The darkly comedic six-episode series tells the story of life within the walls of a modern authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel. After not leaving the palace for quite some time, Chancellor Elena Vernham (Kate Winslet) has grown increasingly paranoid and unstable when she turns to a volatile soldier, Herbert Zubak (Matthias Schoenaerts), as an unlikely confidant. As Zubak’s influence over the chancellor continues to grow, Elena’s attempts to expand her power eventually result in both the palace and the country fracturing around her. 

While the previous trailer highlighted some of the show’s dark menace, the latest leans more towards the comic.

Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts lead an impressive cast. The ensemble includes Hugh Grant, Guillaume Gallienne, Andrea Riseborough, Danny Webb, David Bamber, Henry Goodman, Stanley Townsend, Louie Mynett, Rory Keenan, Karl Markovics and Pippa Haywood.

The Regime comes from Succession‘s Will Tracy, with Stephen Frears and Jessica Hobbs directing. Tracy and Frears are executive producers, alongside Winslet, Frank Rich and Tracey Seaward. The show’s writing team are Will Tracy, Seth Reiss, Juli Weiner, Jen Spyra, Gary Shteyngart and Sarah DeLappe.

There’s no specific start date for the UK, but all six episodes are promised to arrive in April on Sky Atlantic and NOW. Meanwhile, in the US, the show premieres on HBO on 3rd March, 2024.