HBO’s drama series Perry Mason, starring Emmy winner Matthew Rhys, has been renewed for a second season. The executive producers of the series include Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. The season finale premieres on Monday, 10 August at 9am, exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD), with a same day encore at 10pm on HBO.
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Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, the drama series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason in 1931, Los Angeles. 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.
Matthew Rhys stars as the titular character, a low-rent private investigator who is living check-to-check and is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. The series also stars John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, a struggling attorney and a semi-regular employer of Mason and Juliet Rylance as Della Street, E.B. Jonathan’s creative and driven legal secretary with Shea Whigham as Pete Strickland, who is hired by Mason as an extra set of eyes on his various investigations.
In the season finale “Chapter Eight”, the episode sees the team receiving some unvarnished critique from Hamilton Burger (Justin Kirk), Della presents an increasingly stubborn Mason with her case for putting Emily (Gayle Rankin) on the stand.
As the sensational trial winds to a close, Mason, Strickland, Della, and Drake (Chris Chalk) attempt to tie up loose ends – and set the stage for their futures.