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‘Poker Face’ Season 2 Renewed at Peacock With Natasha Lyonne – Latest Hollywood News

No bullshit right here: Poker Face is returning for a second season.

The Peacock sequence created by Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne has been renewed on the streamer. The renewal comes as the primary season of the T-Avenue and MRC Tv sequence is rolling out, heading in direction of its March 9 finale. A season two premiere date has but to be introduced.

The homicide thriller drama follows Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a Columbo-inspired murder-solving fugitive who, because of her particular potential of having the ability to determine when somebody is mendacity, is persistently calling “bullshit” on the homicidal liars she encounters.

The sequence experimented with the discharge format by dropping 4 episodes directly, adopted by a weekly Thursday launch of its 10-episode first season. Every episode features as a standalone homicide thriller — full with a brand new location and solid — with Charlie (Lyonne) anchoring the sequence because it follows her on the run after the occasions of the primary episode.

Poker Face marked Johnson’s first TV sequence, because the Knives Out and Star Wars: The Final Jedi filmmaker has beforehand solely directed episodes of tv. With co-showrunners Nora and Lilla Zuckerman, the Glass Onion director stated he was within the writers room by the complete course of and that the howcatchem format of the sequence (harkening again to the ’80s and ’90s detective exhibits he and Lyonne grew up watching) helped entice the present’s top-notch roster of visitor stars.

Every episode opens with a near-perfect homicide, which offered meaty elements for stars like Adrien Brody, Lil Rel Howery, Judith Mild, Chloë Sevigny, Ellen Barkin, Tim Meadows, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Nolte, Cherry Jones, Ron Perlman and extra. The visitor stars might are available in for one episode and play both assassin or sufferer. Benjamin Bratt joins Lyonne as a season-long character, as he goes on the hunt for the previous Las Vegas on line casino waitress.

The primary season has been met with important acclaim — Latest Hollywood News‘s chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg referred to as it a “thriller fan’s delight” in his evaluate — in addition to a collective viewers thumbs-up. The primary season at present has a 99 p.c contemporary score on Rotten Tomatoes.

“It’s carried out incredible. We’re over the moon,” Susan Rovner, chairman of leisure content material at NBCUniversal TV and streaming, not too long ago instructed THR. Although the streamer doesn’t share viewership numbers, Rovner touted Poker Face for “punching above its weight” and stated that Peacock having the libraries for Columbo and Homicide, She Wrote truly helped the streamer land the sequence.

In an announcement with the renewal information, Rovner added: “Poker Face is a type of uncommon, plain exhibits that all of us fell in love with from the beginning, however the important acclaim and viewer response has been past our wildest goals. Working alongside the inventive genius of Rian Johnson, Natasha Lyonne and Ram Bergman, together with our companions at MRC and T-Avenue, has been a spectacular experience, and we are able to’t wait to hit the street for an additional season as we proceed to construct momentum throughout Peacock’s originals slate.”

The T-Avenue and MRC Tv sequence is government produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman, the Zuckermans, Lyonne underneath her Animal Footage banner, Nena Rodrigue and Iain B. MacDonald. Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens are co-producers with Animal Footage.

When talking to THR, Johnson shared that he hoped to develop previous making Poker Face, particularly because the format lends itself to happening ceaselessly and ceaselessly, very like the procedurals of the previous that impressed the present: “Natasha and I maintain speaking about getting previous doing this. I can think about her Jessica Fletcher-ing it. And I might be thrilled. … that is one thing that’s clearly constructed with an engine to maintain on going.”

Lyonne additionally summed up her hopes for the present as being about Charlie standing up “for the little man or the misfits and the outsiders and the darkish horses and kind of have a voice for all these folks, a truthful one which type of cuts by a sea of lying. And I do suppose that what’s so thrilling about Poker Face is that, because of Rian, that voice comes by in a brilliant clear, very inclusive, inviting approach for a fair bigger viewers.”

Together with Poker Face, Lyonne (who made a quick cameo in Johnson’s Glass Onion) has the excellent season of Russian Doll season three, which has but to be greenlit by Netflix. And Johnson has the already introduced third Knives Out film subsequent up at Netflix.

The renewal comes at a pivotal time for Peacock, which not too long ago hit 20 million subscribers and ended its free tier for brand spanking new customers amid anticipated losses of $3 billion for the yr. The renewal provides Poker Face to the record of Peacock unique sequence not too long ago renewed for second seasons, together with Pitch Excellent: Bumper in Berlin, Bel-Air, Wolf Like Me, Killing It, Dr. Demise and We Are Girl Elements.

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