How To Watch Kate Winslet’s New Political Drama The Regime

By Charlie Colville

1 month ago

HBO's latest series drops in the UK this April

Missing Succession? If you’re craving a high-stakes drama with good storylines and even better humour, you’re going to want to check out The Regime. Coming from the writers of Succession and The Menu, this new political satire drama is quickly becoming one of 2024’s must-watch shows. Packed with political commentary and Emmy award-winning actors, plus a dash of clever comedy, it’s the perfect story to sink your teeth into this spring.

The Regime: Everything You Need To Know

Matthias Schoenaerts & Kate Winslet

Matthias Schoenaerts & Kate Winslet in The Regime

What Is The Regime About?

Detailing events over the span of a year, The Regime follows Chancellor Elena Vernham (Kate Winslet), who oversees a crumbling authoritarian regime. Having not left her palace for quite some time – and dealing with quite a severe case of hypochondria – Vernham becomes increasingly paranoid and unstable. She soon turns to Herbert Zubak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a recently-disgraced soldier and Elena’s ‘personal water diviner’, for advice. But as his influence grows, so does her need to assert power – and the resulting chaos leads to the palace’s, and the country’s, eventual demise.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet in The Regime

Who Is In The Cast?

The Regime has a solid cast of A-list actors. Aside from Kate Winslet, who plays chancellor Elena Vernham, the show has enlisted the acting talents of Matthias Schoenaerts, Guillaume Galliene, Andrea Riseborough, Matha Plimpton and Hugh Grant.

Other members of the cast include:

  • David Bamber
  • Stanley Townsend
  • Rory Keenan
  • Karl Markovics
  • Henry Goodman
  • Kenneth Collard
  • Louie Mynett
  • Pippa Haywood
  • Danny Webb

The Trailer

Where Is The Regime Streaming In The UK?

All six episodes of The Regime are streaming now on NOW.

Viewers in the US can watch episodes of The Regime on HBO Max.

Images courtesy of Sky