The private investigator is back for a second go around, to see if everyone really is guilty for something. HBO has renewed the drama Perry Mason for a second season, according to Deadline. The series became the most viewed series in 2 years for HBO, with nearly eight million viewers tuning in for the season one premiere on June 21 of this year.
“It has been an exciting journey to work with the immensely talented team behind Perry Mason,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming via Deadline. “Viewers have relished being transported back in time to 1930’s Los Angeles each week, and we are thrilled to welcome the show back for a second season.”
Perry Mason was created by Rolin Jones (Weeds) and Ron Fitzgerald (Westworld), based on the original characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner (This is Murder). The series stars Matthew Rhys (A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood) as the nominal 1930s private investigator. Mason is a troubled, hard working man battling in the court room and batting his wartime demons.
The cast also features Juliet Rylance (A Dog’s Purpose) as Della Street, Jonathan’s creative and driven legal secretary; John Lithgow (Interstellar) stars as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, a struggling attorney; Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) as Sister Alice McKeegan; Chris Chalk (When They See Us) as Paul Drake, a beat cop with a head for detective work and Shea Whigham (Death Note) as Pete Strickland, an extra set of eyes hired by Mason on his various investigations.
Along with Jones, Executive producers include Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Susan Downey (The Book of Eli), Amanda Burrell Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, and Timothy Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire); with Aida Rodgers (Barry) as co-executive producer and Rhys as producer, according to Deadline. There is no word on when the second season will be debuting to HBO. Watch the season 2 trailer below: