Rian Johnson's New Natasha Lyonne-Starring Mystery Show Poker Face Gets Series Order From Peacock

No release date or timelines for Poker Face's production have yet been disclosed.


Peacock has announced a 10-episode order for Poker Face, a new hour-long mystery series from Rian Johnson (Knives Out, Star Wars: The Last Jedi). Poker Face will be Johnson's first television series.

Given Johnson's financial and critical success with the 2019 whodunit Knives Out, and the director's pre-COVID stated intentions of developing a follow-up that would have Daniel Craig's detective Benoit Blanc solving another murder, it's not a shock to learn Johnson is feeling inspired by the genre. Beyond Johnson's involvement, all that's known so far is that Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange is the New Black) will star.

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"I'm very excited to dig into the type of fun, character driven, case-of-the-week mystery goodness I grew up watching. It’s my happy place," said Johnson in a release. "Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we've found the perfect home at Peacock."

Lyonne will co-executive produce along with Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Danielle Renfrew Behren (Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck). And speaking of mysteries, it was also recently announced that Lyonne's Netflix series Russian Doll has cast Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy for Season 2--though still no word on what story that season will tell, whether it will connect with the recursive Season 1, or even what role Murphy will portray.

No release date or timelines for Poker Face's production have yet been disclosed.

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