HBO Robert Downey Jr Series

Robert Downey Jr., True Detective Boss Eye (Perry Mason?) Series at HBO

As it mulls a third season of True Detective, HBO is reportedly teaming with series creator Nic Pizzolatto on a series that would star Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.

Per our sister site Variety, Pizzolatto and Downey Jr. are in talks to respectively pen and star in a drama series that just might be a small-screen reboot of the Perry Mason film the latter had been developing at Warner Bros.

Among its several incarnations, Perry Mason is best remembered as a CBS TV series that ran 1957-1966, starring Raymond Burr as the titular criminal defense attorney. (Burr reprised the role in numerous TV-movies, from 1985 until his death in 1993.

HBO had no comment on Variety‘s report.

Downey Jr.’s scant previous TV credits include a run on Ally McBeal.