Poker Face Season 2: Rian Johnson’s mystery series starring Natasha Lyonne scores a renewal at Peacock

Peacock is ready for more mysteries-of-the-week from Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne after ordering Poker Face Season 2.

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Peacock is aware it’s holding a Royal Flush with Rian Johnson’s mystery-of-the-week series Poker Face and wants to up the ante. The Columbo-style series is getting a second season, marking another win for Johnson after the chart-topping release of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on NetflixPoker Face Season 2 will air on Peacock, and executives over at the streamer are thrilled with the show’s performance thus far.

“Poker Face is one of those rare, undeniable shows that we all fell in love with from the start, but the critical acclaim and viewer response has been beyond our wildest dreams,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Working alongside the creative genius of Rian Johnson, Natasha Lyonne and Ram Bergman, along with our partners at MRC and T-Street, has been a spectacular ride, and we can’t wait to hit the road for another season as we continue to build momentum across Peacock’s originals slate.”

The first season of Poker Face consists of 10 episodes. Each story follows a mystery-of-the-week format, with celebrity guest spots dipping in and out of the show. The official description for Poker Face clues us into the plot detail that Charlie “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.” Charlie can tell when someone is lying, a tool that helps her navigate the cases she solves and brings plenty of trouble her way. The ensemble cast of the first season includes Adrien Brody, Angel Desai, Audrey Corsa, Benjamin Bratt, Brandon Michael Hall, Charles Melton, Chelsea Frei, Cherry Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Clea DuVall, Colton Ryan, Danielle MacDonald, Dascha Polanco, Ellen Barkin, Hong Chau, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin, Jack Alcott, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Leslie Silva, Lil Rel Howery, Luis Guzmán, Megan Suri, Niall Cunningham, Nicholas Cirillo, Nick Nolte, Reed Birney, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Rowan Blanchard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Shane Paul McGhie, Simon Helberg, Stephanie Hsu, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tim Meadows.

Casting for Poker Face Season 2 remains a mystery. The first season is currently streaming on Peacock, with new episodes every Thursday. Next week’s episode, “The Orpheus Syndrome,” is co-written and directed by Lyonne.

Have you been watching Poker Face? Are you excited about Poker Face Season 2? Which of Hollywood’s elite would you like to see become a part of the cast? I would love a spot from Viola Davis, Charlize Theron, Dave Bautista, or Florence Pugh. Let us know who you would cast in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.