Mildred Pierce starring Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet in the title role, brings to life the memorable character introduced in James M. Cain's classic 1941 novel. Directed by Todd Haynes, the miniseries offers an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years, as she struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter, Veda, as well as the complex relationships she shares with the men in her life.
Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner Kate Winslet (“Revolutionary Road,” “The Reader”) stars in the title role of the HBO Miniseries presentation MILDRED PIERCE, along with SAG Award nominee Guy Pearce (“The Hurt Locker,” “Memento”), Golden Globe® nominee Evan Rachel Wood (“The Wrestler,” HBO’s “True Blood”), Gotham Award winner Brian O’Byrne (“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” “FlashForward”), SAG Award nominee James LeGros (“Skateland,” “Mercy”), Oscar® nominee Melissa Leo (“Frozen River,” HBO’s “Treme”), Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee and Emmy® winner Mare Winningham (“George Wallace,” “Georgia”) and Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Hope Davis (HBO’s “The Special Relationship” and “In Treatment”).
Directed by Oscar®, Golden Globe® and WGA nominee Todd Haynes (“I’m Not There,” “Far from Heaven”) from a script by Haynes and Jon Raymond, MILDRED PIERCE is the epic story of a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles. The five-part miniseries, produced in association with MGM, will follow the story laid out by James M. Cain in his 1941 novel of the same name. Emmy® nominees Christine Vachon (“I’m Not There,” HBO’s “Mrs. Harris”) and Pam Koffler (HBO’s “Mrs. Harris” and “The Notorious Bettie Page”), John Wells (“Southland,” “The Company Men”) and Todd Haynes executive producer ; two-time Emmy® winner Ilene Landress (HBO’s “The Sopranos”) co-executive producers.