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.”
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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!