At this point, it almost feels like Rian Johnson is just showing off. And, yes, we’re totally here for it.
“Poker Face” is a new procedural series featuring new crimes, new characters, and new settings with each and every episode, anchored by one heck of a leading star in Natasha Lyonne. Created, written, and directed by Johnson, the series will also be guided by co-showrunners Nora and Lilla Zuckerman (“Fringe,” “Prodigal Son,” “Agents of SHIELD,” “Suits”). All three will executive produce alongside Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behren, Ram Bergman, and Nena Rodriguez. The cast will feature a rotation of A-list guest stars: Adrien Brody (who previously starred in Johnson’s excellent “The Brothers Bloom”), “Everything Everywhere All At Once” breakthrough star Stephanie Hsu, veteran actor Benjamin Bratt, Chloë Sevigny, Jameela Jamil, Nick Nolte, Tim Blake Nelson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Luis Guzmán, Clea DuVall, and Ron Perlman as what appears to be the main antagonist.
The show will debut exclusively on Peacock starting January 26, 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.