Today HBO announced renewal of Perry Mason for a season 2. HBO announced that “Viewers have relished being transported back in time to 1930’s Los Angeles each week”.
Perry Mason was HBO’s most-watched TV premiere in over 18 months. The first broadcast was seen by over 8 million people. The show received critical acclaim with Indie Wire describing it as “one of the most beautiful series ever made”. The series generated a lot of buzz at launch, although it eventually scored mild user scores, with a TVscorecards score of 73% (just “OK”).
Renew/Cancel Status: Renewed for Season 2
Number of viewers* (millions): 8
TVscorecards score: 73% (Our score is calculated using several popularity indicators and quality ratings to generate a highly-accurate score).
About this show:
Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series will focus on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming while the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression — but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.
Cast: Matthew Rhys, John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Chris Chalk, Juliet Rylance, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Andrew Howard, Jefferson Mays, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor
Showrunners: Ron Fitzgerald, Rolin Jones
Executive Producers: Amanda Burrell, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, Tim Van Patten (also Director of multiple episodes)
Producer: Matthew Rhys
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