'Perry Mason': See The First Preview Of HBO's 2020 Revival Of The Classic Series
"Perry Mason" returns in a new miniseries on HBO in 2020! Only, this time around, it won't be Raymond Burr as the popular defense attorney. See the first preview of the revival below...
HBO's Perry Mason revival debuts in 2020! Not too many details are known about the show just yet, but it will be a limited miniseries starring Matthew Rhys.
"Perry Mason" was originally played by Raymond Burr on the television series from 1957 to 1966 and again in a series of films between 1985 and 1993.
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr (1917-1993)
Burr's iconic run as "Mason" ended when he passed away in 1993.
The "Perry Mason" character comes from the detective stories by author Erle Stanley Gardner. These novels will once again serve as the source material for HBO's 2020 adaptation.
Robert Downey Jr. was originally set to star as "Mason" in the HBO reboot, but he later shifted to an executive producer role. Instead, Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) will play Mason.
HBO's Perry Mason revival trailer
Robert Downey Jr. and HBO both shared the intriguing teaser for the new miniseries on Tuesday. See the first look at Matthew Rhys as "Perry Mason" below!
Robert Downey Jr. shares Perry Mason trailer
I know it's Tuesday because I'm still wearing my Sunday pajamas. I ALSO know a way to get an exclusive sneak peek at PERRY MASON. All my love, DSB (double-scrub Bob) #PerryMasonHBO pic.twitter.com/JOq3ir31lN— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 14, 2020
It's just a brief clip, but we now have a visual of Rhys's "Perry Mason" in detective mode. Also slated to star in the miniseries are Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow, Chris Chalk, Juliet Rylance, and Shea Whigham.
We're still waiting for a release date on this one (and an episode count), but stay tuned for more on HBO's Perry Mason. It's expected to debut in 2020.