HBO has picked up the “Perry Mason” reboot to series with Team Downey producing the limited series run. In addition, “Game of Thrones” pilot director Tim Van Patten has signed on to direct.
Set in 1932 Los Angeles and based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the story follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys).
At this point in time, he is a low-rent private investigator haunted by his wartime experiences in France and caught in a broken marriage. When a child kidnapping case breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Burrell, Joe Horacek and Susan Downey executive produce. Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald will pen, executive produce and serve as co-showrunners.