There will likely be no extra bombshells in Los Angeles’ courtrooms.
Deadline reported that HBO has opted to not renew Perry Mason for a 3rd season.
The information comes shut to 2 months after Season 2 bowed out.
“We are tremendously grateful for the remarkable work of Matthew Rhys and the unrivaled cast and crew of Perry Mason for their reimagining of such a treasured and storied franchise,” HBO stated in an announcement to Deadline.
“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,” the assertion concluded.
Whereas the information is stunning, it isn’t stunning due to the numerous delay on HBO’s half in doling out a 3rd season renewal after or throughout Perry Mason Season 2.
Followers have been asking when the present can be renewed, prompting an announcement from Francesa Orsi, HBO’s head of drama.
“At this point, we are having conversations regarding viewership relative to budget, but it’s not just a Perry Mason conversation,” Orsi stated.
“We’re just assessing various shows, what more we need to be making, what more we can make, what more we have, the return in life of a series.”
“Of course, each show has a job to do, given the price tag that we give to it, and there’s a viewership component, and there’s a critical response element to it and, of course, the buzz nature of a show.”
“It’s those elements that we are always keeping in mind and discussing relative to whether or not a show will continue.”
“That factors in for Perry Mason, for Winning Time, for instance, for Gilded Age, so we have to play everything out and see how well they do.”
“But we’re really proud of Perry Mason and loved working with Team Downey and [showrunner] Michael Begler this season on the show. I’m really proud of what we delivered for Season 2.”
Whereas her phrases weren’t encouraging, additionally they did not outright rule out a 3rd season.
When Perry Mason Season 1 premiered in 2020, it was nicely obtained by critics and the viewers alike, and HBO did not hesitate to resume it for a second season that was delayed as a result of COVID.
Perry Mason Season 2 noticed the next rating, however there wasn’t a lot buzz round it. Many causes is likely to be attributed to this, together with the lengthy hiatus or the time slot.
The season performed out dramatically, taking large swings that in the end launched an enormous cliffhanger on Perry Mason Season 2 Episode 8.
The sequence was developed for tv by Ron Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones. Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey government produced through Group Downey together with Amanda Burrell.
Robert Downey Jr expressed pleasure on the prospect of a 3rd season whereas talking with Deadline earlier than the season 2 finale.
“I mean wouldn’t that be nice?” stated Downey.
“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,” he continued.
“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,” he concluded.
Robert Downey Jr. and hopeful followers alike may by no means get to know what occurred.
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