Monday, June 5, 2023

New ‘Poker Face’ Trailer Shows Natasha Lyonne And Rian Johnson Are Match Made In Heaven

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After a small tease in Knives Out: Glass Onion, a brand new trailer has been released for director Rian Johnson’s upcoming Peacock series Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne (But I’m A Cheerleader, Russian Doll) as “human lie detector” Charlie Cale.

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. It’s been described in mystery terms as a “howcatchem” similar to Columbo, where the audience knows who committed the crime and the drama is watching the detective solve the case.

In a note from Rian and Natasha, who are both executive producers on the show, they said:

Never underestimate the power of a good dinner conversation between friends. What started as a discussion over steak frites about detective shows and what made them such a reliable pleasure—the exploration of little worlds within each new setting, the guest stars playing killers and victims, and most importantly, a scrappy protagonist you were always ready to kick back with and see win—ultimately resulted in the creation of Charlie, the driving force behind POKER FACE. 

We invite you to follow Charlie on a cross-country road trip as she meets a rogue’s gallery of characters and avenges a new injustice each episode, armed with little more than her uncanny ability to detect lies and a genuine appreciation for her fellow humans (and the occasional dog). 

Now please leave the overthinking to Rian, who has masterfully crafted ten self-contained puzzles for Charlie to solve. Just jump in the back of her ‘69 Plymouth Barracuda and enjoy the ride. 

Rian Johnson directing Poker Face
POKER FACE — “Escape From Shit Mountain” Episode 109 — Pictured: Rian Johnson — (Photo by: Phillip Caruso/Peacock)

In addition to EP duties, Johnson will also be acting as Writer and Director. Agents of SHIELD producers Nora Zuckerman and Lilla Zuckerman are set as showrunners, with Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Ram Bergman, Nena Rodrigue and Iain B. Macdonald producing as well. It’s set to run for ten 60 minute episodes, with the first four releasing on January 26 and the rest debuting every Thursday afterwards.

Poker Face poster

Images via Peacock

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  • Dan Arndt

    Fiction writer, board game fanatic, DM. Has an MFA and isn't quite sure what to do now. If you have a dog, I'd very much like to pet it. Operating out of Indianapolis.

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