HBO has released the Official Synopsis of Perry Mason episode “Chapter One” (1.01) that will be aired on Sunday, June 21 at 9:00-10:00 PM.
Los Angeles, 1931. On the heels of an unsavory investigation involving a famous comedian, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) – a PI struggling to make ends meet – and his right-hand man Pete Strickland (Shea Whigham) are hired by attorney E.B. Jonathan (John Lithgow), Perry’s mentor, to solve a perplexing case: the brutal kidnapping of one-year-old Charlie Dodson, whose parents Matthew (Nate Corddry) and Emily (Gayle Rankin) were targeted for a $100,000 ransom. After meeting with Herman Baggerly (Robert Patrick), a millionaire elder at the Dodsons’ church, Perry, E.B., and E.B.’s legal secretary Della Street (Juliet Rylance) ponder why a family of unmistakably modest means would be extorted for such a steep price.
“Perry Mason” is starring Matthew Rhys as Perry Mason, Juliet Rylance as Della Street, John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, Veronica Falcón as Lupe Gibbs, Nate Corddry as Matthew Dodson, Stephen Root as Maynard Barnes, Shea Whigham as Pete Strickland, Chris Chalk as Paul Drake, Robert Patrick as Herman Baggerly, Tatiana Maslany as Sister Alice McKeegan, Lili Taylor as Birdy McKeegan, Jefferson Mays as Virgil Sheets, Gayle Rankin as Emily Dodson.
Perry Mason 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.
Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels, for HBO with executive producers Tim Van Patten, Amanda Burrell, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Joe Horacek. Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones will act as showrunners.