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‘Perry Mason’ Submits A Brief – As In, A First Look At New HBO Limited Series On Legendary Attorney

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The first look at the new Perry Mason is out. Debuting in 2020 on HBO, 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 of American fiction’s most 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.

Perry Mason stars Matthew Rhys, John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Chris Chalk, Juliet Rylance, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Andrew Howard, Jefferson Mays, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor, and Justin Kirk.

Showrunners are Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones, with EPs Amanda Burrell,
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TV News Roundup: Amazon Debuts First Look at ‘Hunters’ Starring Al Pacino

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In today’s TV news roundup, Amazon Prime Video unveiled the first look at the upcoming series “Hunters,” and TruTV greenlit “Hot Ones: The Game Show.”

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ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” will return for its seventh season just in time for the holidays, premiering Dec. 2. With lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak as celebrity judges, the series will return with back-to-back episodes for three consecutive weeks. Additionally, ABC has already greenlit an eighth season to premiere in 2020.

Showtime will release all six episodes of “Back to Life” on all of the premium cabler’s platforms Nov. 10. Created and written by Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon, the new series follows Miri Matteson (Haggard) as she returns home after completing an 18 year stint behind in prison. “Fleabag” producers Harry Williams and Jack Williams executive produce alongside Sarah Hammond for Two Brothers Pictures, and Haggard, Solon and Chris Sweeney.
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Justin Kirk To Recur In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey

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Justin Kirk To Recur In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey
Exclusive: Weeds alum Justin Kirk is set for a key recurring role opposite John Lithgow, Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany in Perry Mason, HBO’s limited series from Team Downey.

Written and executive produced by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who also will showrun, the reimagined Perry Mason is set in 1932 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming. Oil! Olympic Games! Talking pictures! Evangelical fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys). 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.

Robert and Susan Downey, who developed the project, executive produce along
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‘Perry Mason’: Juliet Rylance, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, Robert Patrick & Stephen Root Join HBO Limited Series

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‘Perry Mason’: Juliet Rylance, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, Robert Patrick & Stephen Root Join HBO Limited Series
Exclusive: McMafia‘s Juliet Rylance is set as a series regular and Andrew Howard (The Oath), Eric Lange (Narcos), Robert Patrick (True Blood) and Stephen Root (Barry) will recur opposite Matthew Rhys and John Lithgow in Perry Mason, HBO’s limited series from Team Downey.

Written and executive produced by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who also will showrun, and based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the reimagined Perry Mason is set in 1931 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country suffers through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the limited series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys). When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the
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HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series Rounds Out Cast With Shea Whigham, Chris Chalk

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HBO has added seven new cast members to its “Perry Mason” limited series, with Shea Whigham and Chris Chalk joining the project as series regulars.

A reimagined version of the character first created by novelist Erle Stanley Gardner, the 1931-set period drama stars “The Americans” alum Matthew Rhys as defense attorney Perry Mason “at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.”

Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow also star in the new series from showrunners Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones.

Also Read: HBO's 'Perry Mason' Limited Series Rounds Out Cast With Shea Whigham, Chris Chalk

Chalk will play Paul Drake, a beat cop with a knack for detective work who is described as “an outlier, with the added challenge of having to
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‘Perry Mason’: Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry Among Seven Cast In HBO Limited Series

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‘Perry Mason’: Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry Among Seven Cast In HBO Limited Series
Exclusive: Chris Chalk (Gotham) and Shea Whigham (Homecoming) are set as series regulars opposite Matthew Rhys in Perry Mason, HBO’s limited series from Team Downey. Additionally, Nate Corddry (Mom), Veronica Falcon (Queen of the South), Jefferson Mays (I Am The Night), Gayle Rankin (Glow) and Lili Taylor (Chambers) have been cast in recurring roles.

Written and executive produced by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who also will showrun, and based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the reimagined Perry Mason is set in 1931 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country suffers through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the limited series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys). When the case of the decade breaks down his door,
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John Lithgow To Star In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey

John Lithgow To Star In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey
John Lithgow is set for a lead role opposite Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany in Perry Mason, HBO’s limited series from Team Downey.

Written and executive produced by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who also will showrun, the reimagined Perry Mason is set in 1932 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys). 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.

Lithgow will play Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, a personal attorney at the nadir of his career
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‘Perry Mason’ Series at HBO Casts John Lithgow

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‘Perry Mason’ Series at HBO Casts John Lithgow
John Lithgow has joined the cast of the upcoming “Perry Mason” limited series at HBO, Variety has learned. He joins previously announced series lead Matthew Rhys as well as Tatiana Maslany.

“Perry Mason” was ordered to series back in March. Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the limited series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer (Rhys). When a child kidnapping case breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

Lithgow will play Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, described as a personal attorney at the nadir of his career and a semi-regular employer of Mason. A mentor and a father figure to Mason, E.B. is handed the kind of case he hasn’t seen in years: a high-profile parallel investigation to the Lapd involving a case of child kidnapping.
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HBO Adds John Lithgow to ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series

HBO Adds John Lithgow to ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series
John Lithgow has joined HBO’s upcoming “Perry Mason” limited series.

Lithgow joins a cast that includes “The Americans” star Matthew Rhys as the title character and “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany as Sister Alice. “Boardwalk Empire” alum Tim Van Patten will direct and executive produce the project.

Lithgow will play Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan. HBO describes the character as “a personal attorney at the nadir of his career and a semi-regular employer of private investigator, Perry Mason. A mentor and a father figure to Mason, E.B. is handed the kind of case he hasn’t seen in years: a high-profile parallel investigation to the Lapd involving a case of child kidnapping.”

Also Read: Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys on HBO's 'Perry Mason' Limited Series

Here’s the official logline for the series: 1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming!
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Tatiana Maslany joins Perry Mason reboot

THR is reporting that Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has signed on to star alongside Matthew Rhys (The Americans) in HBO’s upcoming Perry Mason reboot from Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey production company.

According to the trader, the Emmy-winning Maslany will portray Sister Alice, described as “the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, she preaches three sermons a day to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country, she’s an entertainer, politician and God’s conduit to the City of Angels. Sister Alice wields great power when she speaks and plans to use it in ways only she can know.”

The long-gestating Perry Mason series was originally set up as a starring vehicle for Downey, and will tell an origin story for Eric Stanley Gardner’s legendary defense attorney, taking place in 1930s Los Angeles during the recession.

Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald
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Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys in HBO's Perry Mason Limited Series

Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys in HBO's Perry Mason Limited Series
Tatiana Maslany has booked another leading role on the small screen — but she’ll only be playing one character this time.

The Orphan Black alumna will co-star opposite Matthew Rhys in HBO’s Perry Mason limited series, per our sister site Deadline.

As previously reported, the project will take place in 1932 Los Angeles, when the city is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression. Rhys will star as the titular fictional criminal defense lawyer, during a time in the character’s life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, haunted by his wartime experiences in France.
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Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys on HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series

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Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys on HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series
Tatiana Maslany has joined Matthew Rhys on HBO’s upcoming “Perry Mason” limited series from Team Downey, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Boardwalk Empire” alum Tim Van Patten will direct and executive produce the project.

Maslany, who starred for five seasons on BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” will play as Sister Alice. The character is described as “a rare sight – the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, preaching three sermons a day (21 a week!) to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country. Entertainer, politician, God’s conduit to the City of Angels, Sister Alice wields great power when she speaks, and plans to use it in ways only she can know.”

Also Read: HBO's 'Perry Mason' Limited Series Gets Greenlight, Tim Van Patten to Direct and Executive Produce

Rhys stars as Perry Mason “at a time in his life when he
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‘Orphan Black’ Alum Tatiana Maslany Joins ‘Perry Mason’ Series at HBO

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‘Orphan Black’ Alum Tatiana Maslany Joins ‘Perry Mason’ Series at HBO
Tatiana Maslany has signed on for lead role in the upcoming “Perry Mason” series at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

The former “Orphan Black” star joins previously announced series lead Matthew Rhys. Maslany will play Sister Alice, the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, preaching three sermons a day to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country. An entertainer, politician, God’s conduit to the City of Angels, Sister Alice wields great power when she speaks, and plans to use it in ways only she can know.

Maslany was nominated for three Emmy awards in the best actress in a drama series category for her role on “Orphan Black,” winning the award in 2016. She was recently seen in the feature films “Destroyer” opposite Nicole Kidman and “Stronger” with Jake Gyllenhaal. Her other feature credits include “Picture Day,” “The Vow,” “Violet and Daisy,” and “Blood Pressure.

She
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Tatiana Maslany To Star In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey

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Tatiana Maslany To Star In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey
Exclusive: Former Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is set for a lead role opposite Matthew Rhys in Perry Mason, HBO limited series from Team Downey.

Written and executive produced by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who also will showrun, the reimagined Perry Mason is set in 1932 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys). 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.

Maslany will play Sister Alice, a rare sight – the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God,
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Perry Mason reboot gets a series order from HBO

After finding their lead back in January in Emmy Award-winner Matthew Rhys (The Americans), it has now been announced that Team Downey’s Perry Mason reboot has received a series order from HBO.

Here’s the official description for the series:

While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the limited 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.

The new take on the iconic lawyer was originally set up as a starring vehicle for Robert Downey Jr. with Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) writing,
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Matthew Rhys is coming for another Emmy as HBO orders ‘Perry Mason’ limited series

Matthew Rhys is coming for another Emmy as HBO orders ‘Perry Mason’ limited series
Should Matthew Rhys make room for another Emmy? HBO has picked up its limited series version of “Perry Mason,” starring the “Americans” alum in the titular role.

Set in 1932, the new series finds the iconic criminal defense lawyer during some lean years, when he is living paycheck-to-paycheck as a low-rent private investigator. Mason also has Ptsd from his war experience in France and is dealing with a broken marriage.

Here is the official logline:

1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited 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,
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Perry Mason Limited Series Starring Matthew Rhys Formally Greenlit at HBO

Perry Mason Limited Series Starring Matthew Rhys Formally Greenlit at HBO
HBO is officially reviving Perry Mason. The pay cabler has formally ordered a limited series based on legendary fictional criminal defense lawyer, with The AmericansMatthew Rhys taking on the title role. Sopranos vet Tim Van Patten, meanwhile, has signed on as director and Ep.

As we reported back in January, Rhys — who will also serve as a producer on the aptly-titled Perry Mason — will play Mason at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. He also finds himself haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.
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HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series Gets Green Light With Tim Van Patten Directing

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HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series Gets Green Light With Tim Van Patten Directing
Prolific TV director, writer and producer Tim Van Patten has been tapped to direct and executive produce Perry Mason, HBO’s limited series from Team Downey, starring Matthew Rhys in the title role.

The high-profile project had had a blinking green light, with a formal order contingent on hiring a director. With Van Patten, who has a long history at HBO, on board, Perry Mason is officially heading into production.

Written and executive produced by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who also will showrun, the reimagined Perry Mason is set in 1932 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the limited series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer,
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‘Perry Mason’ Starring Matthew Rhys Scores Series Order at HBO, Tim Van Patten to Direct

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‘Perry Mason’ Starring Matthew Rhys Scores Series Order at HBO, Tim Van Patten to Direct
The Team Downey-produced “Perry Mason” limited series has been picked up at HBO.

The series will be set in 1932 Los Angeles. Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer (Matthew Rhys). When a child kidnapping case breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

Rhys’ Perry Mason is described as being at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. He is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.

The series hails from executive producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey under their Team Downey banner, with Team Downey’s Amanda Burrell also executive producing. The project was originally put into development in 2016 with Downey Jr.
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HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series Gets Greenlight, Tim Van Patten to Direct and Executive Produce

  • The Wrap
HBO has given the greenlight to its long-gestating “Perry Mason” limited series, which will be directed and executive produced by “Boardwalk Empire” alum Tim Van Patten.

Matthew Rhys stars as Perry Mason “at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.” Rhys, who wrapped up his starring role in FX’s “The Americans” last year, stepped in for “Avengers” star Robert Downey Jr., who departed the project as an actor earlier this year. Downey remains on board as an executive producer.

Van Patten was a director, executive producer and writer for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and also helmed episodes for “The Sopranos” and the pilot for “Game of Thrones.”

Also Read: Matthew Rhys Takes Over Title Role From Robert Downey Jr. in HBO's 'Perry Mason'
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