S Epatha Merkerson, Judith Light and more have been tapped to star in an episode of Peacock’s Poker Face, a mystery drama series from Rian Johnson, his T-Street banner and MRC Television. Let’s take a first exclusive look at the new show!
Sources say will follow a procedural format and see Lyonne’s character working to solve different murders in each episode. Further details around the plot and the characters each actor will play are being kept under wraps.
They join previously announced cast, including Natasha Lyonne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chloë Sevigny, Dascha Polanco, Lil Rel Howery, Adrien Brody, Stephanie Hsu, Benjamin Bratt, David Castañeda and Ellen Barkin.
Knives Out and Star Wars filmmaker Johnson is the creator, writer and director of Poker Face and will also executive produce alongside T-Street partner Ram Bergman and the company’s television president Nena Rodrigue. Lyonne also will serve as an executive producer via her Animal Pictures. The company’s Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens will co-executive produce.
Charles Melton, Ron Perlman, Nick Nolte, and Tim Blake Nelson join in the cast of the upcoming Peacock series “Poker Face,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”), Nolte (“Warrior,”), Melton (“Riverdale,”), and Nelson (“Watchmen,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”) join the show’s already expansive cast. Natasha Lyonne will lead the series, with previously announced cast members including: 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.
Clea DuVall, Shane Paul McGhie, Angel Desai Among 5 Cast
Clea DuVall (The First Lady), Shane Paul McGhie (American Skin), Angel Desai (NCIS: New Orleans), newcomer Jasmine Aiyana Garvin and Leslie Silva (Women of the Movement) have joined the cast of Peacock’s Poker Face. A mystery drama series starring Natasha Lyonne, from Rian Johnson, his T-Street banner and MRC Television.
Cherry Jones, Luis Guzmán, Hong Chau, Reed Birney Join Rian Johnson’s Peacock Series
Emmy and Tony winner Cherry Jones (Succession), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), Hong Chau (Watchmen) and Tony winner Reed Birney (Succession) have joined the cast of Peacock’s Poker Face, a mystery drama series starring Natasha Lyonne, from Rian Johnson, his T-Street banner and MRC Television.
Details of their roles, as well as plot details of the 10-episode anthology-like series are being kept under wraps.
Brandon Micheal Hall, Colton Ryan, Megan Suri join the cast
Brandon Michael Hall (“God Friended Me,” “Search Party”), Colton Ryan (“The Girl From Plainville,” “Dear Evan Hansen”), and Megan Suri (“Never Have I Ever,” Unt. Neon feature) have all been cast in the show. As with past casting announcements for “Poker Face,” details on their characters are being kept under wraps.
Rhea Perlman, Chelsea Frei, Rowan Blanchard join the cast
Rhea Perlman (Matilda, Cheers), Chelsei Frei (While You Were Breeding, Dollface) and Rowan Blanchard (Crush, Snowpiercer) are the latest to join the cast of Peacock’s Poker Face, a mystery drama series starring Natasha Lyonne from Rian Johnson, his T-Street banner and MRC Television
Details of their roles, as well as plot details of the anthology-like series are being kept under wraps.
Natasha Lyonne on the show
Speaking at NBCUniversal’s TCA press tour, Lyonne said that Charlie is “floating above a situation trying to crack a riddle, but also an everyman who has their nose to the grindstone and figuring out the sounds of the street”.
Johnson has directed episodes of television before, including Terriers and Breaking Bad, but that this was “was very much my first rodeo” in terms of creating a series and he “had a blast”, particularly enjoying the pace of storytelling.
In success, he’d like it to continue. “It definitely wasn’t conceived as a limited series, it was conceived as something that has the architecture to keep going. We’ll put this out, see if people like it, one step at a time. There are infinite stories to tell. As people watch more and realize how different each episode is… it’s a smorgasbord of possibilities of different worlds we can dip into in each episode and whole new mysteries in each one. For me, there’s endless possibilities.”
Lyonne was more circumspect but added that her character was “ageless” and “we love working together. “I think we’re just having fun for the show to come out. We’re enjoying the ride,” she added.
“There’s something about a rumpled person moving through the world and cracking a case that brings me joy,”
“What Charlie prizes above all is integrity. It’s like John Lennon says [in the song], ‘Just gimme some truth,’” says Lyonne, “I’m not a morning person. But 12 cups of coffee and 40 Red Bulls later, I’m like, ‘Let’s see what this puppy can do!’”
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