Matthew Rhys on Building Perry Mason in the HBO series.

Following his Emmy-award winning turn as a KGB spy in FX’s The Americans, Matthew Rhys has found himself on the other-side of the law with his masterful turn as the fictional private eye turned attorney Perry Mason.
John Lithgow as E.B. Jonathan in HBO's PERRY MASON.

John Lithgow: Perry Mason, Writing, and the Indelible Mark of Shakespeare

In season one of HBO’s Perry Mason, John Lithgow is magnetic as E.B. Jonathan, the lawyer and mentor to Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys). The six-time Emmy winner morphs into the role to great critical acclaim, showcasing a fragility in the declining attorney as we learn the “unsettling” details of his life.