Season 1 has yet to finish and HBO has already announced the renewal for a second season of the hit crime drama, Perry Mason.
Executive Vice President of Programming, Francesca Orsi wrote in a statement; “It has been an exciting journey to work with the immensely talented team behind ‘Perry Mason’.” 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.”
Season 1, debut as the networks most-watched series in nearly two years, with its first episode gaining 8-million viewers, and critics praising its captivating and engrossing storylines and characters. The entire series has thus far maintained strong ratings, that both match and beat the numbers for some of HBOs other heavy hitters; such as “Westworld”, “Watchman” and “The Outsider”.
Executive producer Robert Downey Jr, took to instagram to share the great news with his near 47-million followers. Along with his wife, together they executive producer the series. Alongside Amanda Burrell, Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, and Timothy Van Patten, who has double-duty, since he too serves as the director of the show.
With only two-episodes to go, viewers are eager to find out how the story will end.
*WARNING…Potential spoilers ahead*
Sunday’s episode will begin with Emily’s (Gayle Rankin) trial and a damning witness testimony that will take center stage, all the while Mason (Matthew Rhys) attempts to recover from a shaky start.
Meanwhile, in their search for clues that might lead to an exoneration, Della (Juliet Rylance) and Strickland (Shea Whigham) investigate a potential connection between Detective Ennis (Andrew Howard) and Charlie’s kidnappers. Later, Mason considers betraying Drake’s (Chris Chalk) trust to give his client an edge in court, and Birdy (Lili Taylor) urges Sister Alice (Tatiana Maslany) to scrap her Easter Sunday plan before it’s too late.
Perry Mason airs on HBO, Sundays at 9p.m ET/PT