11 September 2023
Perry Mason S2
Reluctant private investigator Perry Mason (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys from The Americans) is now an attorney, defending two Mexican brothers accused of the brutal murder of the son of a powerful oil family.
Up for 2023 Emmys for its 1930s era production design and costumes, S2 of Perry Mason has an 84% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with ABC News hailing the HBO series as “haunting and hypnotic.” They even compare it to the film noir classic Chinatown. “Yup, it’s that good,” they say.
Juliet Rylance (The Knick) and Chris Chalk (When They See Us, 12 Years A Slave) are back as Della Street and beat cop Paul Drake, while new cast this season include Oscar nominees Paul Raci (Joe in Sound of Metal) and Sean Astin (Bob Newby in Stranger Things, Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Emmy nominee Hope Davis (Succession’s Sandi Furness, Sandy Borden in Asteroid City, Gina Baxter in Your Honor), and Teen Choice nominee Katherine Waterston (Tina in the Fantastic Beasts movies, Daniels in Alien: Covenant).
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