Where to watch Kate Winslet's new show The Regime (since it's not on Netflix)

Kate Winslet is back with another captivating drama series. Here's how you can start watching it!
The Regime. HBO.
The Regime. HBO. /

The Regime is a new political satire series starring Kate Winslet that is bound to attract lots of attention when it finally premieres. Will Tracy, whose previous credits include Succession, The Menu, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, created the show along with writing and executive producing it. He also serves as the showrunner, with Stephen Frears and Jessica Hobbs directing. The Regime is not a Netflix series and thus will not be on the streaming service, though that could change in the future.

The Regime will stream on Max and air on HBO

The Regime is an HBO series, meaning episodes will stream on Max. If you live in the UK, you'll have to wait until April to watch the series, when it will debut exclusively on Sky Atlantic and Now TV.

HBO will debut the series premiere of The Regime on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 9:00 p.m. ET. After that, new episodes will be broadcast Sunday nights through April 7. The UK airing will likely start after the series wraps its six episodes in the US.

For those who haven't signed up for a Max subscription yet, here's what you need to know to prepare for the show. If you don't have access to cable or HBO live, you can watch the new episodes right at 9 p.m. on Max.

  1. Head to the Max homepage and enter your email
  2. Choose your plan (With Ads, Ad-Free, or Ultimate Ad-Free)
  3. Enter your payment method to finalize your account
  4. Begin watching The Regime on March 3 at 9 p.m. ET


What You'll Get


With Ads

Via Max:

Stream on 2 devices at once; Full HD video resolution

$9.99 per month


Via Max:

Stream on 2 devices at once; Full HD video resolution; 30 downloads to watch on the go

$15.99 per month

Ultimate Ad-Free

Via Max:

Stream on 4 devices at once; 4K Ultra HD video quality as available; Dolby Atmos immersive audio as available; 100 downloads to watch on the go

$19.99 per month

Max also offers annual plans for those who would rather pay a larger amount upfront and save more in the long run. You can save up to 20% if you choose an annual plan.

What is The Regime about?

Kate Winslet stars as Elena Vernham, the chancellor of the fictional regime known as the Central European autocracy. Holed up in the palace, Elena slowly starts becoming paranoid and unstable, so she turns to a soldier named Herbert Zubak (Matthias Schoenaerts) to act as her confidant. Over time, Herbert is able to exude more control and political sway over Elena as she tries to expand her power despite everything falling apart around her.

There are six episodes of The Regime and apart from Winslet and Schoenaerts the series also stars Andrea Riseborough, Martha Plimpton, Guillaume Gallienne, and Hugh Grant.

The limited series has received mixed reviews from critics and currently has a 67% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 30 reviews. Some critics have called the series rather confusing and even dull show that fails to achieve any insightful political commentary, though most of them praise Winslet's performance.

"Ms. Winslet earns our undivided attention, making the profoundly mad and unquestionably despicable Elena one of the esteemed actor’s major achievements."

Wall Street Journal

Fans of the actress will definitely want to watch as the series will likely net her another Emmy nomination, even if the show itself doesn't do as well as HBO might have hoped.

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