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#1: HBO Series
Chapter 1
Original Airdate: 06/21/20

Summary Edit

Set in Las Angeles during 1931 - 1932, attorney E.B. Jonathan hires an investigator, Perry Mason, to help solve the kidnapping, mutilation and death of a one-year-old child.

The amount of money demanded by the kidnapers results in Perry becoming suspicious of the intentions of the kidnappers and family members.

Credits Edit


Directed by Tim Van Patten
Teleplay by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald
Created by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald
Based upon characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Executive Producers Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr.
Executive Producer Amanda Burrell
Executive Producer Joe Horacek
Executive Producer Rolin Jones
Executive Producer Ron Fitzgerald
Executive Producer Tim Van Patten
Co-Executive Producer Aida Rodgers
Co-Executive Producer Kevin J. Hynes
Consulting Producer Howard Korder
Produced by Peter Feldman
Producer Matthew Rhys
Co-Producer Katrin L Goodson


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

Veronica Falcón as Lupe Gibbs
Gayle Rankin as Emily Dodson
Justin Kirk as Hamilton Burger
Nate Corddry as Matthew Dodson
Madeline Zima as Velma
Robert Patrick as Herman Baggerly
Stephen Root as Maynard Barnes
Lili Taylor as Birdy McKeegan
Charles Baker as "killer"
Eric Lange as Detective Holcomb
Andrew Howard as Detective Ennis

Jen Tullock as Anita St. Pierre
Sean Astin as Sunny Gryce
Mark O'Brien as Thomas Milligan
Paul Raci as Lydell McCutcheon
Jee Young Han as Marion Kang
Stephen Root as Maynard Barnes
Robert Patrick as Herman Baggerly

Guest Starring
Gayle Rankin … Veronica Falcón … Robert Patrick
Jefferson Mays … Eric Lange … Andrew Howard
Nate Corddry … Hemky Madera … Matt Malloy
Aaron Stanford … Charles Baker … Madeline Zima
Matt Lasky … Mike O'Gorman … Tim Ranson … Gretchen Mol

Gnarled Guy … David Atkinson
Traffic Cop … Dave Beaudrie
NYE Ainger … Luke Carlsen
Chubby Carmichael … Bobby Gutierrez
Judge Robert Ross … Hugh Holub
Julian Hammersmith … Howard Korder
Romon Cortez … Ace Marrero


Director of Photography … David Franco
Production Designer … John Goldsmith
Costume Designer … Emma Potter
Edited by … Mako Kamitsuna, ACE
Music by … Terence Blanchard
Casting by … Sherry Thomas, CSA & Sharon Bialy, CSA

Unit Production Manager … Aida Rodgers
First Assistant Director … Julie A. Bloom
Second Assistant Director … Salvatore E. Sutera
Visual Effects Supervisor … Justin Ball

Trivia Edit

Comments Edit

The Dodsons standing at the window of the room look out at the slow-moving trolley car and shout "Charlie" when they see one of the perps, Mr. "Black Hat," holding him. By the time they run outside "Black Hat" has placed Charlie on the bench seat, exited and is seen climbing into the get-a-way car. CMC

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