Rian Johnson is largely credited with rejuvenating the mystery genre with Knives Out and its upcoming sequel, Glass Onion. But short of just doing another movie, how do you keep that passion for whodunnits going for the long term? For Johnson, it meant creating the 10-episode Peacock series Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne.
The first teaser for Poker Face has arrived, and this looks like it’ll be great fun. A “mystery of the week” show, it stars Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a woman with an uncanny ability to tell when someone is lying. But to her, that’s not the mystery. The mystery is “why” they are lying, and as you can guess, it gets her wrapped up in a lot of cases that need solving.
Each episode will take place in a different location and with different characters, so it’ll be something new every time. And just look at the stars who will be showing up: Adrien Brody, Benjamin Bratt, Charles Melton, Chloë Sevigny, Clea DuVall, Danielle MacDonald, Dascha Polanco, Ellen Barkin, Hong Chau, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Lil Rel Howery, Luis Guzmán, Nick Nolte, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Rowan Blanchard, Simon Helberg, Stephanie Hsu, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tim Meadows will make appearances.
Poker Face hits Peacock on January 26th 2023.
Poker Face is a 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series following Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.