Poker Face Teaser Previews Rian Johnson, Natasha Lyonne Peacock Series

Peacock's Poker Face had us sold the moment we heard Rian Johnson (Brick might be one of the best movies of the modern era) and Natasha Lyonne (who we could listen to read out of The Cheesecake Factory menu) were part of the creative team behind the project. But then, when we learned it would be a 10-episode mystery series from two people with a deep love for Peter Falk's Columbo, there was no turning back. Now, with an official teaser and images released today ahead of its January 2023 premiere, Johnson & Lyonne have a message to share with viewers. "Never underestimate the power of a good dinner conversation between friends," the duo begins the note regarding how the series came about. "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.'"

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POKER FACE — "Dead Man's Hand" Episode 101 — Pictured: Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale — (Photo by: Phillip Caruso/Peacock)

Johnson & Lyonne continue, "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." With four episodes set to drop on January 26, 2023 (with additional new episodes streaming Thursdays), here's a look at the first official teaser for Peacock's Poker Face:

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.

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POKER FACE — "The Night Shift" Episode 102 — Pictured: Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale — (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Peacock)

As if having Johnson and Lyonne paired together wasn't enough, the streaming series has pulled together an impressive line-up of guest stars. How impressive? How do 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, 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 sound?

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POKER FACE — "The Orpheus Syndrome" Episode 108 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Karolina Wojtasik/Peacock)

Peacock's Poker Face was created, written & directed by Johnson, who also serves as an executive producer with Lyonne, Ram Bergman, Nora Zuckerman, Lila Zuckerman, Nena Rodrigue & Iain B. MacdonaldMaya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens serve as co-executive producers, with T-Street and MRC Television producing.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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