Perry Mason is back and it’s even better than its predecessor. Sadness and optimism both linger throughout the series and it seems like Perry Mason has finally found its footing in its second season. Matthey Rhys as the hard-drinking lawyer is always a delight and this time he will make you fall in love with his flawed character.
Perry Mason Season 2 sees our titular hero and his business partner Della Street (Juliet Rylance) making their money in civil cases and trying to stay away from high-profile criminal cases because of a tragedy that is related to the ending of Season 1. While Perry and Della are trying to stay away from criminal cases, a high-profile criminal case falls right into their lap and Perry believes that the arrested brothers are innocent of the crime, and from then on a new case and a new fight for Perry begins.
The first season of Perry Mason was co-show run by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, but Season 2 is in the hands of hit HBO series The Knick showrunners Michael Begler and Jack Amiel and the series is better for it. The creators have smartly made Perry Mason Season 2 feel different while also sticking to the core of the series.
The performances in Perry Mason Season 2 are just as brilliant as they were in the first season. Rhys is as brilliant as ever and Rylance, Chris Chalk, and Shea Whigham also bring their A-game. The new cast joining the series in its second season including Katherine Waterston, Hope Davis, Peter Mendoza, and Fabrizio Guido has also put forth wonderful performances.
Perry Mason Season 2 seems more focused on the story than Season 1, which makes this new season more interesting. While every element of Season 2 including its cinematography and brilliant score immerses you in the era it is set in. The sets and the background make us feel like we are really living in 1930 Los Angeles.
In conclusion, Season 2 of Perry Mason is better and will definitely keep you entertained while we do not want to disclose anything about the upcoming season we would like you to know that there is an optimistic moment towards the end of the season where everything is going back to as it was but the tragedy of the events occurred before are still present in everybody’s minds.
CinemaBlind’s Review for Perry Mason Season 2: 8.0/10
Perry Mason Season 2 is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max on March 6, 2023. Check out the trailer and official synopsis for Perry Mason Season 2 below:
“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.”