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Perry Mason - HBO

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Finally some progress on this. Looks like Downey won't be in it, but Team Downey are producing it. Nic Pizzolatto doesn't seem to be mentioned attached to it either.

 

It'll be set in 1932 Los Angeles, with Matthew Rhys as Mason. Tatiana Maslany has also joined to star opposite him as Sister Alice, who appears to be a popular, powerful preacher.

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Never really watched the original show, but I’m fascinated by pulp authors from around that period, and how prolific they were, knocking out endless stories for magazines. No romanticised tortured writer bullshit. The creator of Perry Mason, Erle Stanley Gardner was one of those guys, just consistently putting the work in. This is a great quote from the man himself...

 

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When asked why his heroes always defeated villains with the last bullet in their guns, Gardner answered, "At three cents a word, every time I say ‘Bang’ in the story I get three cents. If you think I'm going to finish the gun battle while my hero still has fifteen cents worth of unexploded ammunition in his gun, you're nuts".

 

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As well as Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany, it's got John Lithgow, Chris Chalk, Juliet Rylance, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Andrew Howard, Jefferson Mays, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor and Justin Kirk.

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