Rian Johnson's Poker Face Peacock Series Adds Sons Of Anarchy And Riverdale Stars
A 10-episode first season bound for Peacock further beefs up its cast.
Rian Johnson's upcoming mystery drama series Poker Face is proving to be another opportunity for the director to arrange for an eclectic and exciting ensemble cast. According to Variety, Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Charles Melton (American Horror Stories), and Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen) are all coming aboard.
Variety is also reporting that the show's format is also taking shape. Reportedly, star Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) will play a detective--or some kind of character, it's not yet clear--working to solve different murders in each episode. Plot details haven't been released, nor has information on what characters each actor will play. But the whodunnit format, as the many Law and Order series before Poker Face proves, this can be a great launching pad for up and coming actors--and a great venue for known performers to play against type or do an unusual character.
Previously announced cast members include: Adrien Brody, Audrey Corsa, Benjamin Bratt, Chloe Sevigny, Danielle MacDonald, Dascha Polanco, Ellen Barkin, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Lil Rel Howery, Niall Cunningham, Nicholas Cirillo, S. Epatha Merkerson, Simon Helberg, and Tim Meadows.
Lyonne will co-executive produce along with Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Danielle Renfrew Behren (Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck).
No release date or timelines for Poker Face's production have yet been disclosed. In March 2021, Peacock announced that the show received a 10-episode order.
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