Here’s one series we can’t wait for.
Perry Mason is the reboot that we actually might need, and the HBO series – which will be shown in the UK on Sky Atlantic – is an origin story starring Matthew Rhys.
Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series will tell the story of famed defence lawyer Perry Mason (Rhys), based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels.
Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. LA is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression – but a kidnap gone wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.
Here’s an extended trailer from Sky Atlantic.
The eight-part series also feature a stellar cast including John Lithgow, Shea Whigham, Tatiana Maslany, Juliet Rylance, and Matt Frewer.
Perry Mason: Monday 22nd June, 9pm, Sky Atlantic (and Now TV)