Will the new season premiere in 2023 or not? Here is everything we know so far about Perry Mason Season 2.
Who doesn’t like stacked odds? Ever since the premiere of the final episode, “Chapter Eight,” of the first season back on August 9, 2020, which was viewed by 1.115 million US viewers, the fans got to see that Della presents a stubborn Mason with her case for putting Emily on the stand; Mason, Strickland, Della, and Drake attempt to tie up loose ends as the trial comes to a close.
This cliffhanger alone has sparked much speculation among viewers as to how the story will unfold, prompting questions such as “When will fans be able to watch the third season?” We finally have some good news for you as HBO recently announced the return of its period drama, “Perry Mason,” with a new season this year! For your convenience, we’ve compiled a brief summary of everything you can anticipate, including the release date, plotline, cast, and other details.
Continue reading to find out more about Perry Mason Season 2.
Perry Mason Season 2: When will the new season premiere?
Unfortunately, the new season will not be premiering on the network until February 2023, so the viewers will have to wait a little longer, which is just another month because Perry Mason Season 2 is definitely airing this year! As of now, the premiere date has been set for Monday, March 6, 2023. It is expected to release on HBO at the time slot of 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT and later on HBO Max.
Additionally, in April 2021, it was announced that Jones and Fitzgerald had left the series and were replaced as showrunners by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. Moreover, Perry Mason star Matthew Rhys, the actor, indicated that the second season of the show would be filmed during the winter season. In order to receive updates on when the new episodes premiere, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Twitter handle of HBO also confirmed the news by sharing a new poster with the official release date, quoting, “There’s power in the truth. Season 2 of #PerryMason premieres March 6 on HBO Max.” Take a look at the official post below:
There's power in the truth.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) January 19, 2023
Perry Mason Season 2: What to expect?
Perry Mason is an American period drama television series created by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald for HBO. It is based on the character of the same name by Erle Stanley Gardner. “It has been an exciting journey to work with the immensely talented team behind Perry Mason,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming. “Viewers have relished being transported back in time to 1930’s Los Angeles each week, and we are thrilled to welcome the show back for a second season.”
The official synopsis of the new season states, “Months after the end of the Dodson trial, Perry’s moved off the farm ditched the milk truck, he’s even traded his leather jacket for a pressed suit. It’s the worst year of the Depression, and Perry and Della have set the firm on a safer path pursuing civil cases instead of the tumultuous work that criminal cases entail. Unfortunately, there isn’t much work for Paul in wills and contracts, so he’s been out on his own. An open-and-closed case overtakes the city of Los Angeles, and Perry’s pursuit of justice reveals that not everything is always as it seems.”
The main cast members of the series are as follows Matthew Rhys as Perry Mason, Juliet Rylance as Della Street, Chris Chalk as Paul Drake, Shea Whigham as Pete Strickland, Tatiana Maslany as Sister Alice McKeegan, John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, Eric Lange as Gene Holcomb, Justin Kirk as Hamilton Burger, Diarra Kilpatrick as Clara Drake, and Katherine Waterston as Ginny Aimes.
The recurring cast members for the second season are as follows Hope Davis as Camilla Nygaard, Jon Chaffin as Morris, Fabrizio Guido as Rafael Gallardo, Peter Mendoza as Mateo Gallardo, Onohoua Rodriguez as Luisa Gallardo, Jee Young Han as Marion Kang, Sean Astin as Sunny Gryce, Tommy Dewey as Brooks McCutcheon, Paul Raci as Lydell McCutcheon, Jen Tullock as Anita St. Pierre, Mark O’Brien as Thomas Milligan, and Wallace Langham as Melville Phipps.
The series is based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner. Jack Amiel and Michael Begler are writers and co-showrunners. The show is created by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, it is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, and Timothy Van Patten with Aida Rodgers as co-executive producer and Rhys as producer.
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Perry Mason Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The season is confirmed to have at least 8 episodes with a runtime of 56 to 64 minutes, which will be released on a weekly basis. We speculate that it is intended to follow the same framework as the prior seasons to be consistent, which will showcase the world’s most renowned fictional lawyer being back on the case in this exciting HBO series that tells the origin story of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason. Set in 1932 Los Angeles, this edgy, noirish update puts a new spin on the iconic character, with Mason (Matthew Rhys) as a low-rent private investigator who digs into a controversial and politically loaded case.
The official episode guide and respective release date for the new episodes of Perry Mason Season 2 are as follows:
- Season 2 Episode 1: Chapter Nine: March 6, 2023
- Season 2 Episode 2: Chapter Ten: March 13, 2023
- Season 2 Episode 3: Chapter Eleven: March 20, 2023
- Season 2 Episode 4: Chapter Twelve: March 27, 2023
- Season 2 Episode 5: Chapter Thirteen: April 3, 2023
- Season 2 Episode 6: Chapter Fourteen: April 10, 2023
- Season 2 Episode 7: Chapter Fifteen: April 17, 2023
- Season 2 Episode 8: Chapter Sixteen: April 24, 2023
The series will air on HBO in the United States and will be available to stream in 4K resolution on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, membership on the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalogue that HBO Max has to offer its users, with TV shows and movies ranging across different genres based on locations and the user’s preferences.
Perry Mason Season 2 Official Teaser Trailer
The official trailer of 1:49 minutes for the new episodes was released on December 7, 2022, which gives a brief insight into the new episodes and will also explore the dynamics as months after the Dodson case has come to an end, the scion of a powerful oil family is brutally murdered. When the DA goes to the city’s Hoovervilles to pinpoint the most obvious of suspects, Perry, Della, and Paul find themselves at the center of a case that will uncover far-reaching conspiracies and force them to reckon with what it truly means to be guilty. Take a look at the official trailer for the new season below:
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