Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage.
L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression — but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.
Behind The Scenes of Perry Mason
Executive Producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey discuss Perry Mason’s journey from P.I. to lawyer and why no character will come out of Season 1 unchanged.
Join Executive Producer Robert Downey Jr. and Perry Mason himself, Matthew Rhys, for an in-depth conversation about reinventing the character to create a whole new Perry Mason.
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