Tatiana Maslany has been tapped for a lead role in HBO’s Perry Mason limited series.
The Orphan Black alumna will star opposite Matthew Rhys, who will play the titular chapter in the upcoming project.
Set in 1932 Los Angeles, when the city is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, the series follows the titular fictional criminal defense lawyer, during a time in the character’s life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, haunted by his wartime experiences in France. But 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.
According to Deadline, who was first to report the news, Maslany will play Sister Alice, the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God. Preaching three sermons a day to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country, she’s an entertainer, politician and God’s conduit to the City of Angels. Sister Alice wields great power when she speaks and plans to use it in ways only she can know.
Maslany’s other credits include the Destroyer, Stronger, Picture Day, The Vow, Violet and Daisy, and Blood Pressure.