Tatiana Maslany has just landed her next TV gig.
The actress has been tapped to play a lead role opposite Matthew Rhys in HBO’s Perry Mason limited series.
The series is set in 1932 Los Angeles when the city is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression. Rhys will star as the titular fictional criminal defense lawyer, during a time in the character’s life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, haunted by his wartime experiences in France. But when the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and, just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
According to Deadline, Maslany will play Sister Alice, the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God. Preaching three sermons a day to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country, she’s an entertainer, politician and God’s conduit to the City of Angels. Sister Alice wields great power when she speaks and plans to use it in ways only she can know.
The series hails from executive producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey under their Team Downey banner.