Perry Mason renewed for a second series

We’ve been enjoying HBO’s Perry Mason origin series. Loosely based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels, this series is quite unlike the famous Raymond Burr incarnation of the 1950s version – based in Depression-era Los Angeles, Mason (Matthew Rhys) starts as a down-at-heel private investigator tasked with looking into the brutal kidnap and murder of a…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E5/8)

One of the major aspects of HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason was its positioning as a re-imagining of the character’s origin story. If the last few weeks hadn’t made it clear, this version of the beloved lawman wasn’t in any kind of close proximity to his previous screen outings – for better or worse. But…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E4/8)

HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason continues to fascinate as we reach the halfway point of the season, if not for any relevance to its namesake, then definitely for it’s meticulously built world of Depression-era gumshoe shenanigans. There’s a larger question to be asked of the series when it ends if it ever squares the circle…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E3/8)

There’s a curious mystery developing at the heart of this ongoing reboot of Perry Mason, and it’s less about its titular protagonist than the story itself – wherein the erstwhile detective isn’t really the main focus for his own show anymore. Instead, HBO’s reboot is (perhaps wisely) spending increasing time tangentially exploring the talents of…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E2/8)

What’s in a name? It’s a valid question when it comes to Perry Mason, whose evergreen popularity as a fictional character has seen him gather a huge fan base over the years, which has provided producers with a lucrative slice of intellectual property for some time. But how many actual Mason fans tuned in last…

REVIEW: Perry Mason (S1 E1/8)

The character of Perry Mason has seen many permutations through the near century of its storied history, the latest being this reboot/prequel (preboot?) on HBO, a ‘limited series’, which the showrunners claim is sourced (or should we say, “inspired”) from author Erle Stanley Gardner’s original novels. Cast your mind back to 2016 and Nic Pizzolatto,…

Sky Atlantic releases new extended trailer for Perry Mason

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…

HBO releases trailer for Perry Mason, reveals US transmission date

One of the shows we’ve been looking forward to most in 2020 is the reboot of Perry Mason. The HBO show – which should be broadcast in the UK by Sky Atlantic – not only has a trailer but also a US transmission date. Here’s the trailer: Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley…

HBO releases first image from Perry Mason

One of the series we’re looking forward to in 2020 is HBO’s Perry Mason origin story. Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, the series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals…

More Perry Mason plotlines and cast information released

HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason is gathering pace and we’re getting more and more information. We still think it’s one of the more exciting projects that’s coming up in the next year or so. The series, starring Matthew Rhys, is set in 1931 Los Angeles. This is the official spiel: While the rest of the…

John Lithgow joins Perry Mason

Another show we’re looking forward to is HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason. The new version of the classic has snagged The Americans’ Matthew Rhys to star, and now it has signed up another well-known name. READ MORE: MATTHEW RHYS TO STAR IN PERRY MASON REBOOT John Lithgow, no stranger to crime dramas after his terrifying…

Official: Perry Mason gets full series order from HBO

There was a mild ripple of excitement when it was announced that HBO was working a Perry Mason origin series, starring Matthew Rhys as the titular icon. Now we’re hearing news that the project has been officially greenlit by the US cable broadcaster and will get a full series. Here’s what to expect: 1932, Los…