Poker Face: Natasha Lyonne to star in Rian Johnson’s first TV series at Peacock
Peacock has given a straight to series 10-episode order for Poker Face, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rian Johnson’s (Knives Out, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) first television series. From T-Street and MRC Television, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is the New Black) will star in the hour-long mystery series.
“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. Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we’ve found the perfect home at Peacock,” said Johnson.
“Rian Johnson’s distinct sensibility and talent for telling edge-of-your-seat mysteries is a massive gift for Peacock, and we can’t wait for audiences to delve into each case,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Paired with the acting genius of Natasha Lyonne, this series will be entertaining and addictive.”
Johnson will serve as creator, writer, and director of the original series. He will also executive produce alongside partner Ram Bergman and T-Street television president Nena Rodrigue.
MRC Television President Elise Henderson added: “Rian is a gifted writer and director who draws you in with his unique approach to mystery, and we’re so proud to partner with him, and Ram, and to have Natasha Lyonne as our lead, and land this phenomenal show at Peacock with a talented team.”
Lyonne will also serve as an executive producer via her Animal Pictures along with Co-Executive Producers Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.
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