In July, HBO surprised its fans by ordering Perry Mason Season 2. Well, the show is the rebooted version of the 1957 show of the same name. It centered on Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys), the low-rent private investigator turned defense lawyer who’s still haunted by his war-time experience and a broken marriage. The show also involves John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, a semi-regular employer of Perry Mason. Elias is also struggling to deal with his attorney career.
It further involves Juliet Rylance as Della Street, who’s creative and E.B.’s legal secretary. Tatiana Maslany is the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, Sister Alice McKeegan. Shea Whigham, as Pete Strickland hired by Mason to help in various investigations. Well, the show starts with its 1930s touch. But, as quickly as it progressed, Mason destroyed his villain in 1950’s classic way. However, things get more troublesome later.
In mid-July, the Executive Vice President of HBO Programming Francesca Orsi announced that Perry Mason had been renewed for the second season in the middle of the debut. There’s no surprise in it as the series has received solid reviews and also attracted many fans. Further, the show instantly becomes the most-watched show of the network when it appeared.
HBO’s EVP Glad To Announce The Second Season
Speaking on the second season, Orsi said: “It’s been an exciting journey,” to take viewers back to 1930’s Los Angeles. It’s fun to work with such a great cast behind Perry Mason. He added that they are thrilled to know that viewers like to transport back in time. Meantime, exciting to announce the second season, said Orsi.
It Crossed The Viewership Record
The series received strong ratings as soon as it debuted on HBO. It gained 1.7 million viewers as shortly as it landed on the network. That beat the highest-ranked shows of HBO. Perry Mason’s first season ratings matched with Westworld Season 3 premiere rating. Further, it beat Watchmen that earned 1.5 million viewers, and the most popular The Outsider with 1.2 million viewers.
Perry Mason Season 2: What Will Happen Next?
Well, the last season saw innocent Emily Dodson’s case where Pete tried to pay a juror to vote for not guilty. However, others finally come to a conclusion. In which, Emily was set free to move with baby Charlie. However, Charlie wasn’t her real baby. But, Birdy organized it in an attempt to salvage Sister Alice’s promise to bring the baby.
However, there are plenty of plot arcs still left to explore. The first season is based on Erle Stanley Gardener. One of the outlines of the novel as Perry’s rise from gumshoe to advocate. However, there’s a chance that they would continue with the first novel as the first season ended up with Eva Griffin that belongs to the first novel. So we can expect to watch more from Eva and Perry’s case from the first novel in the second season.
Perry Mason Season 2: When To Expect?
Well, currently, there’s no release date announced by the network. Further, it depends on how quickly the cast would return to film the next season in the middle of the pandemic. Well, in a normal state, we can expect that it would premiere at the same time it did before. But, now, nothing has known till now. So, wait for the official announcement.