HBO Gives Us a Peek at Its Upcoming Reboot of Perry Mason

Time for an LB admission. Never in a million years would I have imagined this particular re-imagining of the classic series – and character – known as Perry Mason.

Were there really books and stories where the archetypal criminal defense attorney was a film noirish private eye? If so, well, then, I’ll be damned. If not, well then, let the damnation fall on whatever genius HBO executive who thought this was something the world needed.

Have a look for yourselves:


One last thought – who decided that this show would go over even better with audiences if we couldn’t see anything that was happening? And, no, I’m not asking for a friend. I’ve got a pretty damn good TV set, and even on that one I’m still seeing nada.

Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.