The period drama series ‘Perry Mason’ is developed and written by Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones, while Matthew Rhys Evans stars as the titular character. On 22nd July Francesca Orsi, the executive vice president of HBO programming announced that “Viewers have relished being transported back in time to 1930s Los Angeles each week, and we are thrilled to welcome the show back for the second season”.
HBO announced that the premiere episode is watched by 8 million people till date, the show is based on the famed defence lawyer from the novels by Erle Stanley Gardner which has appeared in multiple reboots across TV, film and radio, although the new TV reboot is much different from the original.
The first season launched on 21st June of this year and only six of its scheduled eight episodes have aired already. The last episode titled Chapter Eight will premiere on 9th August, thereby concluding the first season of Perry Mason.
Season 2 of Perry Mason can be expected to release during the third quarter of 2021, but as soon as a release date is confirmed The Hollywood Tribune will provide an update.
Perry Mason Season 2 Cast:
Matthew Rhys stars as Mason, a private investigator still haunted by his experiences from World War I, and a broken marriage who is called to solve the case. John Lithgow plays Elias Birchard Jonathan, an attorney in his final years and who is a mentor/father-figure to Mason. Both the release date and cast for season 2 has not yet been confirmed.
Chris Chalk plays Mason’s right-hand man Paul Drake, who is a black cop in a racially oppressive police department. Juliet Rylance plays a legal secretary called Della Street, who is trying to claim her place in a man’s world.
With them is Tatiana Maslany playing the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, known as Sister Alice McKeegan. Mason hires Pete Strickland who is played by Shea Whigham as an extra set of eyes for the ongoing kidnapping investigation.
Perry Mason Season 2 Plot:
The first season of Perry Mason serves as an origin story for the show. If you’re a viewer of the HBO show, you can witness how Mason labours with a senior lawyer in Los Angeles as a detective and the case that actually led him giving the bar examination was the dying of child Charlie Dodson.
This case hooks Perry Mason like no other case before as he just cannot stand and watch a harmless girl being charged with conspiracy to homicide, as she had an affair with a person who turns out to be one of the many kidnappers of her son Charlie.
Mason suspects that the girl was naive and blind to the person’s intention, but is unsure whether she is responsible for conspiracy to homicide. Mason decides to fight this out, and in the final episode, the audience will get to see whether Mason manages to free Emily or not.
The second season will most probably introduce the audience to an entirely new case, and a few cast members can be expected to reprise as their role in the second season.
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