Robert Downey Jr. to star in True Detective creator's new drama

Clyde Nash
August 17, 2016

Both will serve as executive producers of the series along with Downey Jr.'s producing partner and wife, Susan Downey of Team Downey. Originally running on CBS from 1957 to 1966, Perry Mason was a legal procedural starring Raymond Burr that had a long life running in syndication.

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While it's still not clear if True Detective will ever return for a third season, there's still a chance that the show's creator, Nic Pizzolatto, might still have another hit in him.

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HBO is developing a drama series based on the fictional investigator and criminal defense attorney Perry Mason, Variety reported.

Robert Downey Jr. may be on the list of feature stars turning (or in his case, returning) to the small screen. But Perry Mason seems like an odd fit for the network, since the lead character isn't the type of protagonist who normally engages in either violence or sexuality. The actor had a recurring role on Ally McBeal in the early 2000s, playing the love interest of Calista Flockhart's character. The Perry Mason feature never got very far, and so Team Downey chose to shift gears and try again on the small screen.

If this new project is a Perry Mason remake, one would assume that it'll take a far darker tone, more in line with True Detective.

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Downey will be taking on the role of Tony Stark aka Iron Man once again in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is due for release in 2017.

If nothing else, the project is said to be that of a series, rather than a TV movie, having gestated since around May.

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