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Robert Downey Jr. & Wife Susan Will Develop New HBO Content

Robert Downey Jr. & Wife Susan Will Develop New HBO Content

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey have inked a first-look deal with HBO.

The 54-year-old Avengers: Endgame actor and his producing partner, 46, will set their sights on TV, THR reports.

The two have signed a one-year deal, allowing them to create and develop new projects with the premium cable network.

Their Team Downey production company will release the crime/drama series Perry Mason, starring Matthew Rhys, later this year. Inspired by the Erle Stanley Gardner character, the show starts before “he’s the crusading defense attorney known from the 1957-66 CBS drama that starred Raymond Burr. [The new series] sees Mason as a low-rent private investigator haunted by his wartime experience in France and suffering from a broken marriage.”

“HBO provided a happy home for Perry Mason,” the Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey said in a statement. “We’re excited to roll up our sleeves, expand the partnership, and tell stories that meet the standard their brand has come to represent.”

Team Downey’s other credits include the Sherlock Holmes franchise, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Judge, Dolittle, and YouTube docuseries The Age of A.I..

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