Streaming service Peacock has announced that it has give a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Poker Face, the first TV series from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives Out filmmaker Rian Johnson, which will be headlined by Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll).
While plot details are being kept under wraps, the project is described as an hour-long mystery series, with Johnson stating that: ““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.”
“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,” added 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 – who is currently developing a sequel to Knives Out and also remains attached to his planned Star Wars trilogy – will serve as creator, writer and director of Poker Face, as well as executive producing with his regular partner Ram Bergman and Lyonne.