The official trailer for HBO’s Perry Mason, everyone’s favorite TV lawyer is dark, to say the least.
Perry Mason stars Mathew Rhys (The Americans) as defense lawyer Mason in Los Angeles in 1931. HBO described the series as, “While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong.”
Based on characters that were created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason follows the origins of the fictional legendary criminal defense lawyer. Perry Mason was also a courtroom drama that ran from 1957-1966 starring Raymond Burr. Rhys is set to play a younger version of the character.
“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,” the official logline reads.
In addition to Rhys, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), E.B. Jonathon, Shea Whigham, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, and Robert Patrick also star in the series.
The series was created by Rolin Jones (The Exorcist) and Ron Fitzgerald (Westworld), and directed by Timothy Van Patten (Game of Thrones).
In the trailer, we see Mason and the characters he interacts with while investigating the kidnapping and death of an infant. The coroner tells Mason, it’s “the worst thing you’ve ever seen,” and Mason responds with, “What do you know what I’ve seen?”
The series will be released on June 21 and you can watch the trailer below.