Perry Mason, Season 1, Episode 1. Stream on demand on Foxtel Now or watch on Fox Showcase from Monday, June 22 at 11am AEST, with a primetime encore at 8.30pm AEST, express from the U.S.

Set in 1931 Los Angeles and starring Emmy-winner Matthew Rhys and executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., the eight-episode series focuses on the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer Perry Mason, based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels. Living as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression – but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.

Joining Rhys as Perry Mason is a stunning ensemble cast, including John Lithgow as E.B. Jonathan, a personal attorney at the lowest point in his career and a semi-regular employer of Perry Mason. Tatiana Maslany plays Sister Alice, the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God. Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Juliet Rylance, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, Robert Patrick and Stephen Root also feature.

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