HBO Sets ‘Perry Mason’ Premiere Date: ‘Everybody Is Guilty’ in 1931 LA (VIDEO)
Perry Mason is the only man for the job in 1930s Los Angeles in the new HBO drama.
“I don’t like it here. Everybody’s up to something,” Perry says. “Hiding something. Everybody’s got an angle. And everybody is guilty.”
The series, based on the characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer. It is set in 1931 Los Angeles, which is booming while the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression. But amidst the oil, Olympic Games, talking pictures, and evangelical fervor is a horrible crime: a child kidnapping.
“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 logline teases.
The series also stars Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, and Eric Lange.
Perry Mason, Series Premiere, Sunday, June 21, 9/8c, HBO