Downeys’ Perry Mason reboot cancelled at HBO

Matthew Rhys courtroom drama given the chop


”Perry Mason”, the reboot of the classic courtroom drama from producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, has been given the slip by HBO.

The cancellation comes hot on the heels of the second season finale, airing April 24.

“Perry Mason”, which earned four Emmy nominations, starred Matthew Rhys. Viewership figs and production costs are said to have paved the path to the end.

“We are tremendously grateful for the remarkable work of Matthew Rhys and the unrivalled cast and crew of Perry Mason for their reimagining of such a treasured and storied franchise”, Deadline quoted HBO. “While we won’t be moving forward with another season of the series, we are excited to continue working with the brilliant creatives at Team Downey on future projects.”

Speaking before the season finale in April, Downey Jr. addressed the prospect for a third season. “I mean wouldn’t that be nice?,” he told the aforesaid trade. “I think that Matthew and all the other people populating it in front of the screen, all our people behind the scenes, have built this incredible world that I know we could continue to tell really interesting stories about. We would be lying if we didn’t say we’ve certainly been talking to Michael a ton about a third season, but our fate rests in the hands of others.”

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