Perry Mason is coming to HBO next month, and the cable network has now released a trailer for the reboot series, which stars Matthew Rhys in the title role. He is joined in the series by John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, and Robert Patrick.
HBO revealed the following about the series in a press release.
“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.”
The Perry Mason reboot premieres on June 21 at 9pm ET/PT.
What do you think? Will you check out this reboot series? Have you watched the original Perry Mason series?
I would give the Perry Mason reboot a chance. I just wish that the series was given another name besides Perry Mason. Let be honest I truly believe that there will too Raymond Burr fan who believes that he is the only one who brings Perry Mason to come alive. Yes, I know and remember Raymond Burr wasn’t the first actor to play Perry Mason but he is the one that the long time fan remembers along with the Perry Mason cast. I also remember the guest/supporting cast that appears over the 9 years run. I still wanted to wish… Read more »
I agree, It seems like the new shows are remakes of old shows. Nobody has an imagination going on with the new. Why not just say that he is …. ….. & start a new show. Like bringing back Magnum, Hawaii 5 0, & I love those shows, but why not have their own name to go on with.