HBO Series ‘Perry Mason’ Adds ‘Marriage Story’ Actor Mark O’Brien – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Actor and filmmaker Mark O’Brien is ready to star in season 2 of HBO’s Perry Mason within the recurring visitor star function of Thomas Milligan.

Thomas is Los Angeles’ formidable Deputy District Attorney. He’s described as an aggressive assault canine in court docket as he strives to make his mark and ascend to larger heights, irrespective of whose blood he has to spill to get there. Season 2 might be eight episodes lengthy with Matthew Rhys returning to the title function within the Emmy-nominated collection.

Season 2 of Perry Mason takes place months after the tip of the Dodson trial. Perry (Rhys) has moved off the farm, ditched the milk truck, he’s even traded his leather-based jacket for a pressed swimsuit. It’s the worst yr of the Depression, and Perry and Della (Juliet Rylance) have set the agency on a safer path pursuing civil circumstances as an alternative of the tumultuous work legal circumstances entail. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot work for Paul (Chris Chalk) in wills and contracts, so he’s been out on his personal. An open-and-closed case overtakes town of Los Angeles, and Perry’s pursuit of justice reveals that not every thing is at all times because it appears. Also, Diarra Kilpatrick’s Clara has a brand new child on her arms and has moved in together with her brother’s household. She can really feel the partitions closing in, although she has her husband’s again amidst more and more difficult dynamics at residence.

Deadline introduced the collection’ new castmembers with Katherine Waterston becoming a member of.

O’Brien will subsequent be seen in AMC’s 61st Street, reverse Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis. The collection will debut this yr.

He lately starred in Focus Features’ Blue Bayou reverse Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander.

O’Brien lately wrote and directed his first movie The Righteous, which made its World Premiere at Fantasia Festival final August. He was nominated by the Directors Guild of Canada for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. Additionally, The Righteous received Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography at Grimmfest within the UK.

His different characteristic appearing credit embody Marriage Story, Arrival, Goalie, The Front Runner and Bad Times on the El Royale. In 2020, O’Brien received a Canadian Screen Award for the movie Goalie. He is represented by is represented by UTA, Thruline Entertainment, The Characters Talent Agency, Narrative, and James Feldman.

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