It looks like the final verdict is in for Perry Mason on HBO. A little over a month after the Season 2 finale, HBO announced it will not renew the legal drama for a third season. Perry Mason starred Matthew Rhys as the titular LA lawyer. The series was set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and touched on multiple social issues of that time. Perry Mason served as a prequel of sorts to the original TV series, as it focused on the character as he worked as a Private Investigator before becoming a lawyer. Perry Mason was executive produced by Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. Seasons 1 and 2 of the series are currently available to stream on MAX.


The cancellation came as a bit of a surprise to fans and those involved in the series. When asked about the potential of a third season, Robert Downey Jr. has this to say.

“I mean wouldn’t that be nice? I think that Matthew and all the other people populating it in front of the screen, all our people behind the scenes, have built this incredible world that I know we could continue to tell really interesting stories about. We would be lying if we didn’t say we’ve certainly been talking to Michael a ton about a third season, but our fate rests in the hands of others.”


HBO also issued a statement on the cancellation.

“We are tremendously grateful for the remarkable work of Matthew Rhys and the unrivaled cast and crew of ‘Perry Mason’ for their reimagining of such a treasured and storied franchise,” HBO said in a statement. “While we won’t be moving forward with another season of the series, we are excited to continue working with the brilliant creatives at Team Downey on future projects.”


Source: Deadline


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