6:38 pm EDT, July 22, 2020

‘Perry Mason’ returning for season 2 at HBO

Prepare for more Perry Mason over at HBO.

According to Deadline, HBO is officially bringing Perry Mason back for a season 2.

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“It has been an exciting journey to work with the immensely talented team behind Perry Mason,” said Francesca Orsi (Executive VP, HBO Programming) in a statement announcing the renewal. “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.”

The fact that more of the hit series is already on the way is pretty big news— especially given that season 1 only hit the premium cable network just last month on June 21.

At the same time, that HBO is already securing a second season for Perry Mason will likely be no surprise to those keeping up with news about the series.

A whopping 8 million viewers tuned in to watch the series’ premiere episode, which officially makes the drama HBO’s most watched premiere in almost two years.

HBO’s series is a reboot of the hit CBS legal drama of the same name, which ran for nine seasons from 1957 to 1966.

The long-running CBS drama introduced the world to the titular Mason, a top-notch criminal defense lawyer practicing in Los Angeles. Most of the clients he defends have been falsely charged with murder, and its up to Mason to figure out how to get them acquitted.

Meanwhile, the newest iteration of the show picks up years before Mason is at the top of his game. Instead, HBO’s series serves as an origin story for the criminal defense lawyer. It’s set in 1932, Los Angeles, and introduces viewers to a Mason who’s currently struggling to make ends meet as a private investigator.

In addition to his financial struggles, he’s also struggling in his personal life where he’s dealing with a broken marriage, in addition to grappling with the trauma that follows him in the aftermath of fighting The Great War out in France.

In the midst of everything, Mason signs on to investigate a huge child kidnapping trial, which could prove to have dire consequences— not just for Mason, but for his new client, as well as the city of Los Angeles.

Starring Matthew Rhys (Mason), Juliet Rylance (Della Street), Chris Chalk (Paul Drake), Shea Whigham (Pete Strickland), Tatiana Maslany (Sister Alice McKeegan), and John Lithgow (E.B. Jonathan), the HBO series was created by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald.

Executive Producers include Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, and Timothy Van Patten. Additionally, Aida Rogers serves as co-executive producer, with Rhys also serving as a producer, in addition to starring as Perry Mason.

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