Mr. Mason to his colleagues, Agent P to his friends. (We wish.) HBO has debuted the first look of its Perry Mason limited-series reboot starring Matthew Rhys, which finds our pre–Raymond Burr criminal-defense lawyer patrolling around 1931 Los Angeles as he investigates a “child kidnapping gone very, very wrong.” Perry, naturally, is thrilled at the thought of breaking the case of the decade, leading to a “relentless pursuit of the truth” and “a pathway to redemption for himself.” He also wears an incredible brown fedora that rivals his fellow Perry namesake, the Platypus, from the hit children’s program Phineas and Ferb, which is a cute fact that we’ll couple with this terrific news: Original Perry Mason characters Della Street, Paul Drake, and eternal loser Hamilton Burger will* be appearing in the series. But really, take a look at that hat! The series will debut sometime in 2020.
*An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the characters of Della Street, Paul Drake, and Hamilton Burger won’t be featured in the miniseries. They indeed will be, and they’ll be portrayed by Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, and Justin Kirk, respectively. Vulture regrets the error. Now we know how Hamilton feels every time he enters the courtroom.