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.
Everyone is guilty of something.
Did You Know?
Angel's Flight funicular railway began service in 1901 and after numerous shutdowns and being moved from the original location, it resumed service in downtown Los Angeles until the advent of the Covid-19. The iconic orange/red arch seen in the series continues to grace the lower end of the tracks.
The cars travel at a 33 percent grade for 315 feet and is allegedly the shortest rail road line in the world.
As of 2020, the fare is $1.00 for a one way trip. See more
Drake repeatedly refers to himself as "black." In the 1930s, that word was considered a pejorative. "Colored" or "Negro" were the preferred, acceptable terms. See more