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PERRY MASON
Air Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101) "Chapter 1"
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Episode 1: "Chapter One"

Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Los Angeles, 1931. On the heels of an unsavory investigation involving a famous comedian, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) - a PI struggling to make ends meet - and his right-hand man Pete Strickland (Shea Whigham) are hired by attorney E.B. Jonathan (John Lithgow), Perry's mentor, to solve a perplexing case: the brutal kidnapping of one-year-old Charlie Dodson, whose parents Matthew (Nate Corddry) and Emily (Gayle Rankin) were targeted for a $100,000 ransom. After meeting with Herman Baggerly (Robert Patrick), a millionaire elder at the Dodsons' church, Perry, E.B., and E.B.'s legal secretary Della Street (Juliet Rylance) ponder why a family of unmistakably modest means would be extorted for such a steep price.

Written by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Tim Van Patten.

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PERRY MASON (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2020)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, June 2020) 1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong. Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, drama series PERRY MASON, starring Emmy(R) winner Matthew Rhys, debuts SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO. The series follows the origins of American fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself. The series will also be available to stream on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO Max and other partners' platforms.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andrew Howard as Ennis
· Chris Chalk as Paul Drake
· Eric Lange as Holcomb
· Gayle Rankin as Emily Dodson
· Jefferson Mays as Virgil Sheets
· John Lithgow as Elias Birchard "E.B." Jonathan
· Juliet Rylance as Della Street
· Lili Taylor as Birdy McKeegan
· Matthew Rhys as Perry Mason
· Nate Corddry as Matthew Dodson
· Robert Patrick as Herman Baggerly
· Shea Whigham as Pete Strickland
· Stephen Root as Maynard Barnes
· Tatiana Maslany as Alice McKeegan
· Veronica Falcon as Lupe Gibbs
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aida Rodgers as CO-EP
· Amanda Burrell as EP
· Erle Stanley Gardner as BOOK
· Joe Horacek as EP
· Matthew Rhys as PROD
· Robert Downey, Jr. as EP
· Rolin Jones as CRTR/EP
· Ron Fitzgerald as CRTR/EP
· Susan Downey as EP
· Tim Van Patten as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Team Downey