WHO’S WHO IN EASTTOWN
MARE SHEEHAN (KATE WINSLET)
The local police detective and former high-school basketball star, whose personal life is a bit of a wreck and who has deep trauma in her recent past. No wonder she’s a bit grumpy.
HELEN SHEEHAN (JEAN SMART)
Mare’s no-nonsense mother, played by the veteran Frasier and Watchmen actress, has moved in to her daughter’s house to help out – especially when it comes to looking after Mare’s grandson.
DETECTIVE COLIN ZABEL (EVAN PETERS)
The American Horror Story star arrives in episode two as a wellmeaning, decent young county detective called in to assist with Mare’s investigation, much to her chagrin.
RICHARD RYAN (GUY PEARCE)
The Australian star of LA Confidential and Memento fame plays a handsome writer who has just moved to the area to teach creative writing, and meets Mare by chance in a bar.
FRANK SHEEHAN (DAVID DENMAN)
Mare’s ex-husband happens to live right round the corner from her. Oh, and he’s also about to get married to his new partner. Which is another thing for Mare to be furious about.