Marvel's Robert Downey Jr announces next TV series after Perry Mason success

Stephanie Chase
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Marvel star Robert Downey Jr has announced his next TV project following the success of Perry Mason.

Downey executive produced the series for HBO, which gave it a second season order last month.

Now, Variety reports that Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a new drama from Downey and wife Susan Downey's Team Downey production company along with Adam Perlman.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

The as-yet-untitled series is based on poet Michael Lista's Toronto Life article 'The Sting' and follows a frustrated Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero.

But things soon spiral out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target.

Variety adds that Downey will potentially be playing a supporting role in the series, which will be written by Perlman.

Photo credit: VALERIE MACON - Getty Images
Photo credit: VALERIE MACON - Getty Images

Downey is also executive producing upcoming Netflix drama Sweet Tooth, which has reportedly just cast Once Upon a Time star Dania Ramirez.

The series will also star Descendants 3's Christian Convery, Game of Thrones actor Nonso Anozie, Killing Eve star Adeel Akhtar and Scoob!'s Will Forte, with James Brolin serving as the narrator.

Sweet Tooth is based on the DC Vertigo comic of the same name, and will follow the adventures of a part deer, part boy hybrid child named Gus who leaves his home in the forest only to find that the outside world has been rocked by a horrific event.

Perry Mason airs on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK and HBO in the US.

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