HIT US drama Perry Mason has been cancelled in a shock move after just two series.
Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defence lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner's novels.
The TV series, which was first launched in 2020 and is available to watch on NOW TV and Sky Atlantic in the UK, has come to a dramatic end despite the show leaving fans on a huge cliffhanger.
HBO has decided not to renew the prequel to the classic series, starring Welsh actor Matthew Rhys and executive produced by Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, for a third season
The news comes after the season two finale debuted in April.
“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 said in a statement to Deadline.
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“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.”
Back in April, Downey Jr. teased fans about the possibility of a third season.
“I mean wouldn’t that be nice?,” he told Deadline.
“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.
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"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.”
The last series was set in the Depression and followed Perry and Della as they tried to pursue civil cases.
But things soon took an unexpected turn when Perry found himself in prison at the end of the series.
“We’re really proud of Perry Mason and loved working with Team Downey and Michael Begler this season on the show,” HBO’s head of drama Francesca Orsi added.
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