Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

It’s no secret that Robert Downey Jr. was long-touted as the next Perry Mason. Together with his wife, Susan Downey, the Avenger was developing the classic series for years—first into a movie, and then later a series. But ultimately the timing didn’t work out for him to star, and along with other producers including Tim Van Patten, the show went in search of a new star. They found the new Mason in Matthew Rhys, and the rest was history.

In the interview above, we talked with Susan Downey and Tim Van Patten about that tantalizing “what if” scenario, the challenges of shooting old locations in new Los Angeles, and what Easter Eggs fans of the original series can look for in this adaptation.

Advertisement

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

Advertisement

Advertisement