HBO cancels Perry Mason after two seasons

The series with Matthew Rhys had brought the character created by Erle Stanley Gardner back to TV.

Bad news for fans of Perry Mason: US network HBO has canceled the Emmy-winning historical crime drama Matthew Rhys as the famous character created by Erle Stanley Gardner. The announcement follows the finale of the second season by just over a month, proposed in Italy only a few days ago by Sky, also streaming on NOW.

Perry Mason Canceled: The HBO Release

“We are enormously grateful for the remarkable work of Matthew Rhys and the unrivaled cast and crew of Perry Mason for their reinterpretation of such a treasured and legendary franchise,” HBO said in a statement. “.

Produced by Robert Downey Jr.this year Perry Mason she had returned to TV on a new evening, that of Monday instead of the usual Sunday of HBO series, after almost three years of absence from the screens. The second season averaged 362,000 viewers in the United States, with a rating in the 18-49 demographic of 0.03, down 36 and 69 percent respectively from its inaugural series. In April, after the finale, the showrunner Michael Begler had confessed to TVLine: “I’ve been thinking about a third season since they wrapped filming. Even before. I’d love to have the opportunity. I think there’s so much story to tell with these characters. I think we’ve only just begun to tell it.”

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