HBO’s Perry Mason first season was absolutely fantastic! It was such a well-crafted show that told a fascinating story and featured some incredible performances. I wasn’t sure what to anticipate from the Robert Downey Jr.-produced series, but the creative team produced quite a fantastic series.
HBO has released the first trailer for the second season of the series, and it looks incredible next season is going to be just as good as the first one!
“picks up months after the end of the Dodson trial. Perry’s (Matthew Rhys) moved off the farm, ditched the milk truck, he’s even traded his leather jacket for a pressed suit. It’s the worst year of the Depression, and Perry and Della (Juliet Rylance) have set the firm on a safer path pursuing civil cases instead of the tumultuous work that criminal cases entail. Unfortunately, there isn’t much work for Paul (Chris Chalk) in wills and contracts, so he’s been out on his own. An open-and-closed case overtakes the city of Los Angeles, and Perry’s pursuit of justice reveals that not everything is always as it seems.”
The series also stars Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things), Tommy Dewey (Pivoting), Paul Raci (Sound of Metal), Jen Tullock (Severance), and Shea Whigham, who appeared in Season 1, will also come back for the upcoming season.
Astin will play Sunny Gryce, “who embodies the American Dream… to a fault. Perry and Della’s new client, he’s a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield that is dueling supermarkets in town, and he’ll make sure he gets his money’s worth out of his fancy new attorneys.”
Dewey will recur as Brooks McCutcheon, “the scion of the wealthiest oil family in LA. He’s charming, connected, and eager to prove himself. He constantly questions whether that self has the talent to rise to the heights to which his own father ascended.”
Raci will appear as Lydell McCutcheon, “a self-made power player who built LA, along with his fortune, of the city’s vast oil fields. Lydell has sired both a lucrative empire and an ambitious son incapable of commanding it.”
Tullock takes on Anita St. Pierre, ”a successful screenwriter and the rare woman who’s made a name for herself in a man’s world. Stylish, confident, and witty, Anita crashes into Della’s world and shows her a side of life and love that she’s been missing.”
Whigham, returns as Pete Strickland, “a brotherly rapport with Perry and a cheerfully rakish demeanor that wins friends and influences damsels. Now working for the District Attorney’s office, Strickland’s relationship with Perry will be strained as they find themselves on opposite sides of this season’s case.”
Perry Mason also stars Diarra Kilpatrick, Eric Lange, Justin Kirk, Katherine Waterson, Hope Davis, Jon Chaffin, Fabrizio Guido, Peter Mendoza, Onohoua Rodriguez, Jee Young Han, and Mark O’Brien.
Perry Mason Season 2 is set to premiere on March 6th.