PERRY MA­SON

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BRACE for a grim start to this dark and moody re­make of the 1950s clas­sic le­gal drama, reimag­ined with TheAmer­i­cans star Matthew Rhys in the role played fa­mously by Ray­mond Burr. I can’t say too much, as HBO are keep­ing the plot twists un­der wraps, only adding to the sus­pense of this se­ries. Set in 1932 Los An­ge­les, the se­ries will fo­cus on the ori­gin story of famed de­fence lawyer Perry Ma­son, based on char­ac­ters from Erle Stanley Gard­ner’s nov­els. Liv­ing pay cheque to pay cheque as a low-rent pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tor, Ma­son is haunted by his wartime ex­pe­ri­ences in France and is suf­fer­ing the ef­fects of a bro­ken mar­riage. LA is boom­ing while the rest of the coun­try strug­gles through the Great De­pres­sion – but a kid­nap­ping gone very wrong leads to Ma­son ex­pos­ing a frac­tured city.

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