Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner's novels. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression -- but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.
Everyone is guilty of something.
Did You Know?
In the series, Mother McKeegan is telling Sister Alice about letters of support pouring in from all over the country, and reads one from a listener from "Chesterfield, Missouri." Chesterfield is a suburb of St. Louis that was mostly uninhabited wilderness and floodplain farms until the late 1970s, and was not incorporated as a city until 1988. There was no Chesterfield in January 1932. See more