When actor Matthew Rhys first found out about plans to reboot the legal drama Perry Mason his first question was: Why?
"Why would you? How can you?" says Rhys, who stars in the new HBO show.
This Perry Mason is no rerun of your grandfather's Perry Mason from the 1960s. He's not a sharply creased L.A. defense lawyer, with a voice that booms in wood-paneled courtrooms.
No, this is "a very dark Perry Mason to which I was instantly very attracted," Rhys says.