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HBO Series Perry Mason Adds ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Blue Bayou’ Actor Mark O’Brien

Duncan Deyoung/HBO EXCLUSIVE: Actor and filmmaker Mark O’Brien is set to star in season 2 of HBO’s Perry Mason in the recurring guest star role of Thomas Milligan. Thomas is Los Angeles’ ambitious Deputy District Attorney. He’s described as an aggressive attack dog in court as he strives to make his mark and ascend to greater heights,…

HBO Series 'Perry Mason' Adds 'Marriage Story' Actor Mark O’Brien

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EXCLUSIVE: Actor and filmmaker Mark O’Brien is set to star in season 2 of HBO‘s Perry Mason in the recurring guest star role of Thomas Milligan.

Thomas, Los Angeles’ ambitious deputy district attorney. Thomas is described as an aggressive attack dog at court. He strives to make his mark in the courtroom and reach greater heights no matter what blood he needs to shed. Season 2 will have eight episodes. Matthew Rhys will return to the title role on the Emmy-nominated series.

Season 2 of Perry Mason takes place months after the end of the Dodson trial. Perry (Rhys), has left the farm and given up the milk truck. He’s also traded in his leather jacket for a pressed shirt. This is the worst year since the Depression. Perry and Della (Juliet Rylance), have made it easier for the firm to pursue civil cases rather than the difficult work that criminal cases can entail. Paul (Chris Chalk), however, doesn’t have much work in wills or contracts so he has been on his own. Los Angeles is engulfed in a case that’s open and closed. Perry’s quest for justice shows that not all things are as they seem. Clara Kilpatrick, Diarra Kilpatrick’s Clara, has just had a baby and moved in with her brother’s extended family. She can feel the walls closing in on her, but she knows that she has her husband’s support in navigating increasingly difficult home dynamics.

Deadline has announced the new cast members of the series, with Katherine Waterston joining.

O’Brien will next be seen in AMC’s 61st Street, opposite Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis. This year, the series will premiere.

He recently starred in Focus Features’ Blue Bayou opposite Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander.

O’Brien recently wrote and directed his first film The Righteous, which made its World Premiere at Fantasia Festival l

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