HBO has released the Official Synopsis of Perry Mason episode “Chapter Five” (1.05) that will be aired on Sunday, July 19 at 9:00-10:00 PM.
While Mason (Matthew Rhys) and Della (Juliet Rylance) run a solemn errand up north, Strickland (Shea Whigham) tracks down the sergeant originally assigned to the Dodson case. Before returning to L.A., Mason drops in on his ex-wife Linda (Gretchen Mol) and son Teddy (Cooper Friedman), hoping to make amends for his recent shortcomings. Disturbed by Emily’s (Gayle Rankin) blind faith in Sister Alice (Tatiana Maslany) and her new lawyer, Frank Dillon (Matt Malloy), Della sets out to find Mrs. Dodson more capable legal representation.
“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.