Peacock has shared a first look at Poker Face, from creator, writer, director and executive producer Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne, who also executive produces. You can watch the teaser trailer using the player below.
Poker Face will premiere exclusively on Peacock on January 26, 2023 with four episodes, followed by a new episodes streaming every Thursday.
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.
Joining Natasha Lyonne in the series is a big list of guest stars, including 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, and Ellen Barkin.
The list continues with Hong Chau, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Leslie Silva, Lil Rel Howery, Luis Guzmán, Megan Suri, Niall Cunningham, Nicholas Cirillo, and Nick Nolte.
The guest stars are rounded out by Reed Birney, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Rowan Blanchard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Shane Paul McGhie, Simon Helberg, Stephanie Hsu, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tim Meadows.
The executive producers are Ram Bergman, Nora Zuckerman, Lila Zuckerman, Natasha Lyonne, Nena Rodrigue, and Iain B. Macdonald. The co-executive producers are Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.
Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne released a shared statement about the Peacock show: “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.”
They added: “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.”