New Sky Drama 'Perry Mason' Is Giving Us 'Peaky Blinders' Vibes
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Perry Mason is set in Los Angeles in 1932, during the Great Depression. It focuses on the American fictional character Perry Mason (created by author, Erle Stanley Gardener) who is a criminal defence lawyer.
Also available on HBO in the US, Emmy Award winning actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans) takes on the role of Perry, who is known for habitually investigating his own cases.
It's 1932 and Los Angeles is booming, while the rest of the country recovering from the Great Depression.
Despite the good spirits across LA, a case of a kidnapping gone wrong leads to Perry unveiling the truth behind the horrific crime - which has dramatic consequences to the city.
The series is based on the characters by Erle Stanley Gardner and alongside Matthew Rhys, also stars John Lithgow (The Crown), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Juliet Rylance (American Gothic), Chris Chalk (Gotham) and Shea Whigham (Homecoming, Narcos).
Also starring is Stephen Root (The Man in the High Castle), Gayle Rankin (GLOW), Nate Corddry (Mindhunter, The Ugly Truth), Veronica Falcon (The Other Woman), Jefferson Mays (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lili Taylor (American Crime), Andrew Howard (The Oath, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Eric Lange (Narcos, The Man in the High Castle), and Robert Patrick (Scorpion).
Phew! What an impressive line up.
In addition, Amanda Burrell, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, and Timothy Van Patten (also directing) will serve as executive producers.
Sky Atlantic and HBO have also released a gripping trailer for the new series. In the teaser clip, Perry can be heard saying: "I don't like it here, everybody's up to something, hiding something, everybody's got an angle. And everybody, is guilty.
"[...] The way I see it, there's what's legal and there's what's right."
The first episode of the series will be airing on Sky Atlantic on 22nd June, airing in the US the day before.