Sure, solving mysteries is about hunting down wrongdoers. But it’s also about knowing when someone is lying. Enter Charlie (Natasha Lyonne) in the new Peacock series, Poker Face.

The 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series follows Lyonne’s Charlie Cale, 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.

The series comes from creator and executive producer Rian Johnson, who also serves as writer and director. You can watch the first teaser for Poker Face below.

The show will see Charlie get wrapped up in a new mystery every week… which means Poker Face will feature plenty of guest stars. And the series has booked some impressive ones. We see a few people in the teaser, but here’s the full list of announced guest stars: 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.

A Message From Rian Johnson & Natasha Lyonne

To celebrate the release of the show’s first teaser, Johnson and Lyonne also shared a message for fans. Read it below:

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. 

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. 


Rian and Natasha

Poker Face will debut on Peacock with four episodes on January 26, 2023. After that, new episodes will air weekly on Thursdays.

Until then, check back to THS for more updates.

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