Yes, there will be a season 2 of ‘Perry Mason’! Here is everything we know about the HBO reboot.
‘Perry Mason‘ is based around a criminal defence lawyer of the same name. The role is played by Emmy awardee Mattew Rhys. The current HBO series, ‘Perry Mason‘, is the reboot of the then famous CBS show that revolves around Mason’s story before he became a lawyer. Set in 1932, Perry struggles financially while dealing with his past war experiences in France, a broken marriage, and a drinking issue. The first season of ‘Perry Mason’ gets the criminal lawyer a horrific investigation that involves a kidnapping and a murder.
- ‘Perry Mason’ renewed for season 2
- ‘Perry Mason’ season 2 release date on HBO
- What happened in season 1 of ‘Perry Mason’?
‘Perry Mason’ is a defence lawyer’s story that has been originally created by author Erle Stanley Gardner. The books were published in 1933 that even today are considered as popular as the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Goosebumps’ series.
‘Perry Mason’ renewed for season 2
Fans of ‘Perry Mason’ can finally rejoice as the popular American period drama series will shortly be back with more episodes! Originally meant to be a mini-series, HBO decided to renew ‘Perry Mason’ for another season. The news of ‘Perry Mason’ Season 2 came just a month after the show began airing. The quick decision by the network was due to its high viewership. The premiere of ‘Perry Mason’ was watched by 1.7 million people. It surpassed the rating of other HBO series such as ‘Watchmen’ and ‘The Outsider’. “Deadline” also reported that until its renewal, around 8 million people had already watched its first episode. ‘Perry Mason’ has also received an audience score of 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“It has been an exciting journey to work with the immensely talented team behind Perry Mason. Viewers have relished being transported back in time to 1930s Los Angeles each week, and we are thrilled to welcome the show back for a second season”, said HBO programming executive VP Francesca Orsi.
Producer Robert Downey Jr. also confirmed the news on his Twitter account.
The news of ‘Perry Mason’ Season 2 came just a month after the show began airing. The quick decision by the network was due to its high viewership. The premiere of ‘Perry Mason’ was watched by 1.7 million people
‘Perry Mason’ Season 2 release date on HBO
Season 1 of ‘Perry Mason’ released on 21st June 2020. However, there is currently no update on the release date of ‘Perry Mason’ from HBO. As the filming conditions in the United States of America have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed-release can be expected. Under normal circumstances ‘Perry Mason’ was expected to release around the middle of 2021. Hence, fans can only hope that the filming of the American period drama begins soon.
‘Perry Mason’ is a defense lawyer’s story that has been originally created by author Erle Stanley Gardner. The books were published in 1933 that even today are considered as popular as the ‘Harry Potter‘ and ‘Goosebumps’ series. Gardner wrote detective fiction for approximately forty years. Soon, his writing was embraced on the small screen as a CBS series. The popular series ran for nine seasons around sixty to seventy years ago. Not just CBS, the Warner Bros managed to release six ‘Perry Mason’ films in the 1930s.
What happened in season 1 of ‘Perry Mason’?
By the end of season 1 of ‘Perry Mason’, the murder of child Charlie Dodson, who was left on Angel’s Flight, was solved. In the beginning, Charlie’s mother, Emily Dodson (Gayle Rankin), is charged with the crime because she had an affair with a man charged in the crime and also due to some cruel sexism. Following Perry’s old boss’s suicide, Perry and his associate Della Street (Juliet Rylance) take it upon themselves to save Emily. We later got to find out that Charlie’s kidnapping and death was the doing of Detective Ennis (Andrew Howard). He killed Charlie by poisoning him with the drugs with the help of a pretentious nurse. Unfortunately, Mason could not convict Ennis for the brutal crime.
In an interview with “Town and Country”, creator Rolin Jones talked about how the books written by Garder enable ‘Perry Mason’ to go on for seasons.
“There is so much great stuff in these books, and in the other pulp fiction, we read from the Erle Stanley Gardner universe. Knowing we wanted multiple seasons of this show, we tried to take dogmatic ideas about justice and the nature of men and use those as tent poles to think about how a guy comes around to those ways of seeing things”, said Jones.
It is too soon to predict what will happen in HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Season 2, but we can surely expect Matthew Rhys, Chris Chalk, and Juliet Rylance to return.