Pizzolatto Skips “Perry Mason” For “True Detective”
“True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto has officially stepped away from HBO’s planned “Perry Mason” reboot to focus all his attention on the third season of ‘Detective’ reports Deadline
Mahershala Ali leads the cast of the new season of which there is little information at this time. Pizzolatto penned both the highly acclaimed first season and widely derided second season of “True Detective,” along with recent films such as “Galveston” and “The Magnificent Seven”.
“Friday Night Lights” and “Weeds” duo Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald will take over ‘Mason’ which stars Robert Downey Jr. as the famed attorney iconically portrayed by Raymond Burr. At this point there’s no word on when either project will hit the screen
is an American legal drama
series originally broadcast on CBS
television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966.
The title character
, portrayed by Raymond Burr
, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer
who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner
Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.
The New Perry Mason,
a 1973 revival of the series with a different cast, was poorly received and ran for 15 episodes.
In 1985, the first in a successful series of 30 Perry Mason television films
aired on NBC
, with Burr reprising the role of Mason in 26 of them prior to his death in 1993.
In August 2016, HBO
announced a potential new series written by Nic Pizzolatto
and starring Robert Downey Jr.