With a new take on the adventures of legendary defense attorney Perry Mason about to air, here’s a look behind the scenes.

The original aired for nine seasons from the late 1950s, and this Perry Mason acts as a prequel, letting us know how Mason became Mason.

Matthew Rhys, star of the brilliant series The Americans – takes on the title role, and he joins other cast members such as Juliet Rylance, Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow, as well as many from behind the scenes, in the featurette below.

The official line is: “You know his name, but not his past. Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

Perry Mason is set to commence airing later this week.

Lawyer up with the original Perry Mason at JB Hi-Fi.