HBO has released the Official Synopsis of Perry Mason episode “Chapter Two” (1.02) that will be aired on Sunday, June 28 at 9:00-10:00 PM.
Following one of her trademark barn-burning sermons, Evangelical preacher Sister Alice (Tatiana Maslany) offers the Dodsons the church’s full moral and financial support – much to her mother Birdy’s (Lili Taylor) dismay. During a routine domestic intervention, beat cop Paul Drake (Chris Chalk) is rerouted to a gruesome crime scene, where he follows a confounding trail of evidence. Mason (Matthew Rhys) is left incensed by a jaw-dropping admission from Baggerly (Robert Patrick) and, after pressing Emily (Gayle Rankin) on her husband’s alibi, finds himself confronted by an outraged Della (Juliet Rylance). Detectives Holcomb (Eric Lange) and Ennis (Andrew Howard) use Drake’s (Chris Chalk) findings to their own advantage.
“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.