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Tatiana Maslany to star opposite Matthew Rhys in HBO's 'Perry Mason'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Maslany has boarded the cast of HBO's "Perry Mason" series.

The show, featuring "The Americans" star in the lead, will be helmed by Tim Van Patten, best known for directing many episodes of "The Sopranos", "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones".

Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the limited series is set in 1932 and follows the origins of American fiction's most (Rhys).

"Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. LA 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," the official logline of the show read.

Maslany, 33, will portray Sister Alice, the of the Radiant Assembly of God, preaching three sermons a day to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country, the network said in a statement.

The is best known for starring in television series "Orphan Black" and such as "Stronger", opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, and "Destroyer".

and will be as showrunners. The duo will also produced the show alongside Robert Downey Jr, and of Team Downey, and Van Patten. Rhys will also serve as

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 12:20 IST