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Matthew Rhys is coming for another Emmy as HBO orders ‘Perry Mason’ limited series

Matthew Rhys is coming for another Emmy as HBO orders ‘Perry Mason’ limited series

Should Matthew Rhys make room for another Emmy? HBO has picked up its limited series version of “Perry Mason,” starring the “Americans” alum in the titular role.

Set in 1932, the new series finds the iconic criminal defense lawyer during some lean years, when he is living paycheck-to-paycheck as a low-rent private investigator. Mason also has Ptsd from his war experience in France and is dealing with a broken marriage.

Here is the official logline:

1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from 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 Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited 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,

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