Chapter Two
Perry Mason Season 1

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Following one of her trademark barn-burning sermons, Evangelical preacher Sister Alice (Tatiana Maslany) offers the Dodsons the church's full moral and financial support -- much to her mother Birdy's (Lili Taylor) dismay. During a routine domestic intervention, beat cop Paul Drake (Chris Chalk) is rerouted to a gruesome crime scene, where he follows a confounding trail of evidence. Mason (Matthew Rhys) is left incensed by a jaw-dropping admission from Baggerly (Robert Patrick) and, after pressing Emily (Gayle Rankin) on her husband's alibi, finds himself confronted by an outraged Della (Juliet Rylance). Detectives Holcomb (Eric Lange) and Ennis (Andrew Howard) use Drake's (Chris Chalk) findings to their own advantage.


Matthew Rhys
as Perry Mason
John Lithgow
as Elias Birchard "E.B." Jonathan
Juliet Rylance
as Della Street
Tatiana Maslany
as Sister Alice McKeegan
Chris Chalk
as Paul Drake
Shea Whigham
as Pete Strickland
Andrew Howard
as Detective Ennis
Eric Lange
as Detective Holcomb
Nathan Corddry
as Matthew Dodson
Stephen Root
as Maynard Barnes
Robert Patrick
as Herman Baggerly
Lili Taylor
as Birdy McKeegan
Jefferson Mays
as Virgil Sheets
Gayle Rankin
as Emily Dodson
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Critic Reviews for Chapter Two

The thing holding Perry Mason back at the moment isn't how far removed it is from the original, but how familiar it is to everything else.

Jun 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Perry Mason may not hit the high artistic standards of HBO's premiere showcases, but it is entirely satisfying pulpy fun.

Jun 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…