HBO has released the Official Synopsis of Perry Mason episode “Chapter Eight” (1.08) that will be aired on Sunday, August 9 at 9:00-10:00 PM.
After the team receives some unvarnished critique from Hamilton Burger (Justin Kirk), Della (Juliet Rylance) presents an increasingly stubborn Mason (Matthew Rhys) with her case for putting Emily (Gayle Rankin) on the stand. As the sensational trial winds to a close, Mason, Strickland (Shea Whigham), Della, and Drake (Chris Chalk) attempt to tie up loose ends – and set the stage for their futures.
“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.