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Perry Mason 

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In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime.
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Rhys ...  Perry Mason 8 episodes, 2020
Juliet Rylance ...  Della Street 8 episodes, 2020
Tatiana Maslany ...  Sister Alice / ... 8 episodes, 2020
Rachel Boulware ...  Reporter 8 episodes, 2020
Nick La Croix ...  Acolyte 8 episodes, 2020
Austin Sloan ...  Cop 8 episodes, 2020
Bruno Trova ...  Reporter 8 episodes, 2020
Drew Walton ...  Reporter 8 episodes, 2020
Eric Lange ...  Detective Holcomb 7 episodes, 2020
Jedediah Jenk ...  Church Choir 7 episodes, 2020
Chris Chalk ...  Paul Drake 6 episodes, 2020
John Lithgow ...  Elias Birchard 'E.B.' Jonathan 6 episodes, 2020
Nate Corddry ...  Matthew Dodson 6 episodes, 2020
Heather Shields ...  Stenographer 6 episodes, 2020
Denys Toliarenko ...  Reporter crazy Fred 6 episodes, 2020
Shea Whigham ...  Pete Strickland 5 episodes, 2020
Robert Patrick ...  Herman Baggerly 5 episodes, 2020
Diarra Kilpatrick ...  Clara Drake 5 episodes, 2020
Drew Hinckley ...  Juror #5 5 episodes, 2020
Richard Lawrence ...  Policeman 5 episodes, 2020
Matt Lasky ...  Black Hat 4 episodes, 2020
Karl Makinen ...  Commander Joe Morton 4 episodes, 2020
Aaron Stanford ...  George Gannon aka Pinky Ring 4 episodes, 2020
Matt Frewer ...  Judge Fred Wright 4 episodes, 2020
Forte Rodriguez ...  Bailiff / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Jeanne Carr ...  Spirited Congregant 4 episodes, 2020
Amanda J. Dobos ...  Low-Income Immigrant 4 episodes, 2020
Gayle Rankin ...  Emily Dodson 3 episodes, 2020
Andrew Howard ...  Detective Ennis 3 episodes, 2020
Charles Baker 3 episodes, 2020
Lili Taylor ...  Birdy McKeegan 3 episodes, 2020
Jefferson Mays ...  Virgil Sheets / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Taylor Nichols ...  Elder Seidel 3 episodes, 2020
Bobby Reed ...  Juror #3 3 episodes, 2020
Kalina Vanska ...  Radiant Assembly of God Choir Singer / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Stephen Root ...  Maynard Barnes 2 episodes, 2020
Veronica Falcón ...  Lupe Gibbs 2 episodes, 2020
David Wilson Barnes ...  Elder Brown 2 episodes, 2020
Stacie Greenwell ...  Nina Preer 2 episodes, 2020
Jason Boegh ...  Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Michael Draper Michael Draper ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2020
Jeffrey Larson ...  Freckles 2 episodes, 2020
Lisa Pescherine ...  Acolyte 2 episodes, 2020
G. Larry Butler ...  Low Income Congregant 2 episodes, 2020
Cindy Choi ...  Chinatown Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Cat Commander ...  Reformed Radiant 2 episodes, 2020
Cooper J. Friedman ...  Teddy 2 episodes, 2020
Angie Gregory ...  Church Choir Singer 2 episodes, 2020
Anthony Molinari ...  Sister Alice's Driver 2 episodes, 2020
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Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner's novels. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression -- but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.

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Everyone is Guilty of Something

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Crime | Drama

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Marks Timothy Van Patten's return to HBO since he last directed the series finale of Boardwalk Empire (2010) in 2014. Tim is a longtime collaborator of HBO, having directed more The Sopranos (1999) and Boardwalk Empire episode than anyone else, and episodes in many other key series like Game of Thrones (2011), The Pacific (2010), The Wire (2002), etc. See more »

Connections

Remake of Perry Mason (1957) See more »

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Definitely not Earle Stanley Gardner
22 June 2020 | by circuskottonSee all my reviews

Grew up on and enjoyed the two versions of the Perry Mason series/movies that stared Raymond Burr. They were based on the Earle Stanley Gardner books and followed his style well. This series is definitely not at all like its predecessors nor the books. Where Burr's version of Mason was a successful lawyer with a upstanding reputation and quick thinking to get clients out of a jam, Rhys' Mason is a down and out lawyer working as a PI who takes on shady clients (photos of a man & his mistress), then double crosses his client for more money. Della is a more sassy character here and she doesn't so much keep Perry organized as keeps him honest. As the first episode goes on, you do see things come together that shows some finer character traits when he is dealing with the viewing of the baby corpse in a murder he is investigating. These little snippets of emotion could potentially lead to a more refined character in later episodes even as he maintains a "rough around the edges" personality. I'm not totally sold on this new variation of Mason, but it intrigued me enough that I'll watch a few more episodes hoping the writers are building to something that will hook me in for the long run.


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21 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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