Chris Chalk (“Gotham,” “When They See Us”) has joined HBO’s limited series “Perry Mason” as beat cop Paul Drake, taking over the role William Hopper played in the original CBS drama.
Matthew Rhys stars as the titular fictional defense lawyer, who is working as a low-rent private investigator in 1932 Los Angeles.
Drake is described as an outlier with a knack for detective work and must navigate an extremely race-conscious city and a downright oppressive police department.
Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Lili Taylor, Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow co-star.
Source: TV Line