The Regime: Miniseries

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Kate Winslet leads this miniseries from Will Tracy (writer of Succession and The Menu) following one year within the walls... More

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The Regime: Miniseries is available to stream in New Zealand... More now on Neon.

The Regime: Miniseries episodes

Episode 1.1

Victory Day

As Elena prepares for Victory Day, a weary Zubak arrives... More at the Palace – where he learns about the chancellor's strict health precautions.

Episode 1.2

The Founding

Concerned about Zubak’s growing influence, Nicholas conspires with Laskin, Schiff,... More and Singer to find ways to sour the corporal in Elena’s eyes. With the cobalt deal stalling, Elena welcomes Senator Judith Holt to the palace to negotiate an agreement between their two countries. Later, Agnes deflects Laskin’s inquiries about her ailing son’s miraculously good health.

Episode 1.3

The Heroes' Banquet

After sending Zubak to take her place at a cabinet... More meeting, Elena fields warnings about her new land reform policies and America’s growing indifference following Sen. Holt’s visit. Later, after throwing a birthday party for her deceased father, Elena orders a controversial military operation...and sends Zubak to the front lines.

Episode 1.4

Midnight Feast

As Zubak learns the true location of Keplinger, the chancellor's... More biggest political rival, Elena attempts to do damage control in the wake of a tragic accident. As public sentiment against her continues to grow, Elena and Nicholas make a rare trip outside palace walls to meet with factory workers. Meanwhile, Agnes' loyalty is tested by an offer from an unknown source.


Episode 5

As Christmas approaches – and amid escalating violence – Elena... More remains determined to not abandon her people, despite being advised to leave the palace. Meanwhile, Schiff, Singer, and Huber imagine a scenario where the increasingly unpredictable chancellor could be removed, and Peter proposes a way for Agnes and her son to get out of the palace to safety...but with a price.


Episode 6

With palace walls breached, Elena and Zubak flee, seeking civilian... More help to evade rebel capture. Elena uses diplomacy and deception in a desperate bid to retain power.

The Regime: Miniseries | Ratings & Reviews

Winslet’s show

Kate Winslet turns in a predictably superb performance, one that lets her run the gamut with her acting skillset. There may be plenty of other talent dotted around, but this is Winslet’s show—taking centre stage for more than just some wobbly karaoke. Read full article

Steve Newall

"A political satire that’s weird but not very good."


"Kate Winslet shines, but the political satire is shaky."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"May be timely, but it’s not particularly funny, edifying, or insightful."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"It’s dark and compelling viewing and frequently analogous to the real world."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"An absurdist political comedy that is uncomfortably close to home."


"Kate Winslet can’t salvage HBO’s crushing political farce."


"The real-life overtones may not be funny, but the execution is."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Even decent acting and intelligent costume, hair, and makeup design can’t save the show."

"Crumbles under uninspired political commentary and weak gags."


"Kate Winslet stars in irritating HBO series as a European tyrant whose cruelty is seldom interesting."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"More like a burlesque character study rather than the ironic critique HBO flaunts it as."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Amusing sometimes, but cringey, confusing and a bit dull at others."

USA TodayUSA Today

"A series desperate to say things but can only get as far as noticing them."


"Tracy and his collaborators don’t quite seem to know what it is they’re satirising, nor what tone they’re going for."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"It's the delicious push and pull of the central relationship that keeps you watching."

TV GuideTV Guide

"Works as a political satire because, like Succession, it lampoons people while remembering their humanity."

Black Girl NerdsBlack Girl Nerds

"Wants to occasionally jab at its characters when it should be indisputably skewering them."


"Even (Winslet) can’t save this fractured political farce from drifting clumsily and calamitously into incoherence."


"(It) soon feels overwhelming as numerous ideas all jockey for attention."


"A critique in a vacuum which makes it no critique at all."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

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

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"A lot of skillfully produced fun, but it never delivers the shrewd political commentary its premise could support."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

The Regime: Miniseries | Details

16, Offensive language, sex scenes, suicide themes, violence
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin

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