Perry Mason Trailer Features First Footage Of Matthew Rhys

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An iconic character gets a new look with the first trailer for HBO's reboot of Perry Mason, starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans).
The original Perry Mason TV series starred Raymond Burr as the title character, which ran for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966, with Burr returning for several TV movies throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
This new series is set in 1931, charting the origins of this iconic defense attorney in Los Angeles during the Great [/news/depression/index.html Depression]. 
New look: An iconic character gets a new look with the first trailer for HBO's reboot of Perry Mason, starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
The trailer begins with Mason telling a young woman that he doesn't like it here because, 'everybody is up to something.'
He adds that 'everybody's hiding something...

everybody's got an angle' as a cop is seen looking over the ledge of a rooftop, while a glamorous woman in white, Sister Alice (Tatiana Maslany) enters a church and presides over a funeral.
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'... And everybody is guilty,' Mason adds, as he watches the funeral unfold, while we get a closer look at Sister Alice and John Lithgow's Elias Birchard 'E.B.' Jonathan.
Guilty: '...

And everybody is guilty,' Mason adds, as he watches the funeral unfold, while we get a closer look at Sister Alice and John Lithgow's Elias Birchard 'E.B.' Jonathan
Mason is then gathered in front of two men and a woman, as he's handed a Los Angeles Examiner newspaper that reads 'Horror at Angels Flight.'
One of the men says that an 'unspeakable act has visited upon us,' though Mason wonders why they don't just go to the police as Sister Alice is hauled away.
Herman Baggerly (Robert Patrick) plainly tells him, 'I don't trust the Los Angeles Police Department to do the job' as numerous shots cycle through.
Horror: Mason is then gathered in front of two men and a woman, as he's handed a Los Angeles Examiner newspaper that reads 'Horror at Angels Flight'
Hauled away: One of the men says that an 'unspeakable act has visited upon us,' though Mason wonders why they don't just go to the police as Sister Alice is hauled away
The trailer winds down with a number of random shots, including Sister Alice lying in the middle of a small sailboat in the sea.
'The way I see it, there's what's legal...

and twittbot.net there's what's right,' Mason says before the trailer comes to an end.
The final shot after the title card shows Mason walking into a dark and empty office, when a gun is pushed to his head. 
Sea: The trailer winds down with a number of random shots, including Sister Alice lying in the middle of a small sailboat in the sea
Right: 'The way I see it, there's what's legal...

and there's what's right,' Mason says before the trailer comes to an end
Perry Mason also stars Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard and Eric Lange.
Robert Downey Jr.

serves as an executive producer on the series, alongside his wife Susan Downey through their Team Downey production company.
The series, created by created by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald and based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, premieres June 21 at 9 PM ET on HBO.
Premiere: The series, created by created by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald and based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, premieres June 21 at 9 PM ET on HBO