Oh, Perry, always getting yourself mixed up in the most dangerous and impossible-to-defend murder cases. After season 1 delivered an origin story for Perry Mason as he’s called to defend the prime suspect of the horrific kidnapping of an infant, season 2 has every indication of hitting the ground running with the attorney’s new team, new digs, and a not-so-old penchant for alcoholism and self-loathing. What more could you want! This time around, our favorite lawyer/investigator has to take on a murder that appears to only be the very tip of a much larger conspiracy.
While our main character seems just as troubled as before, season 2 features quite a creative shake-up from the debut season. As we covered at the time, original showrunners and co-creators Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones have been replaced with Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. Returning cast members include Juliet Rylance as Perry’s secretary Della Street, Chris Chalk as cop-turned-private-detective Paul Drake, and Shea Whigham as Perry’s closest friend and confidante Pete Strickland. Season 2 features new additions Katherine Waterston, Sean Astin, Hope Davis, Tommy Dewey, Paul Raci, Jen Tullock, and more.
Season 2 of “Perry Mason” will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on March 6, 2023. Its synopsis reads:
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.