No longer a “limited series,” Perry Mason will return for a second season as HBO has confirmed today that the Matthew Rhys-led reboot is coming back for another round of mysteries.
“It has been an exciting journey to work with the immensely talented team behind Perry Mason,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “Viewers have relished being transported back in time to 1930’s Los Angeles each week, and we are thrilled to welcome the show back for a second season.”
Back in June, the series made its debut to the largest audience for a new HBO series since 2018’s Sharp Objects debuted. Though initially meant to be a one-season story like the latter, HBO quietly re-categorized Perry Mason as a regular series just before its June 21st release. The creators behind the series reportedly saw “significant opportunity for a continuing story.”
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Matthew Rhys is expected to return as the titular character.
1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles 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 author Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama 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.