An exciting new HBO series is on the way with Perry Mason, starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans) as the titular defence lawyer from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels – who’s also been the focus of a CBS series that ran from 1955 – 1967 and 26 TV films.
A new trailer has arrived for the 1930s Los Angeles-set series, which tells of a low-rent private investigator who’s living check-to-check, dealing with a broken marriage, and haunted by his time in war. He finds himself unravelling more than he bargained for when he takes on the case of what looks a kidnapping gone wrong.
It looks very promising indeed. The new trailer shows off a stylish-looking production, a twisty narrative, and a great cast that includes Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow. Bring it on.
Perry Mason, from Weeds and Friday Night Lights producers Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones, and directed by Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones, The Sopranos) and Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang), premieres on HBO on June 21.
Synopsis for Perry Mason:
Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.