First look: Perry Mason

Here’s the first look at Matthew Rhys in the new HBO version of Perry Mason.

The limited series is set in 1931 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, the City of Angels has oil, the Olympic Games, talking pictures, evangelical fervor, and a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong.

Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, the series follows the origins the legendary criminal defense lawyer. 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.

The cast also includes John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Nate Corddry, Stephen Root, and Justin Kirk. Robert Downey Jr is among the executive producers.

Perry Mason

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