Rian Johnson Mystery Series ‘Poker Face’ Starring Natasha Lyonne Ordered at Peacock

Rian Johnson is taking his skills to the small display screen with “Poker Face,” a 10-episode thriller TV present starring “Russian Doll’s” Natasha Lyonne. The mission has been ordered straight to collection at Peacock, the NBCU-owned streaming service revealed Tuesday.
The “Knives Out” and “The Last Jedi” filmmaker will function creator, author and director of the hourlong streaming present, which marks his first TV collection. Plot particulars in regards to the collection are being saved beneath wraps for now, however it’s described as a “case-of-the-week” drama by Johnson himself.
“I’m very excited to dig into the type of fun, character driven, case-of-the-week mystery goodness I grew up watching,” Johnson stated in a press release. “It’s my happy place. Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we’ve found the perfect home at Peacock.”
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Johnson and his producing accomplice Ram Bergman will govt produce by their T-Street banner, together with Nena Rodrigue, president of tv for the corporate. Other govt producers on “Poker Face” embody Lyonne by way of her and Maya Rudolph’s Animal Pictures banner, together with Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens as co-executive producers. MRC is a minority investor in T-Street, with a first-look deal throughout movie and tv.
“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,” Lisa Katz, president of scripted content material for NBCUniversal tv and streaming, added. “Paired with the acting genius of Natasha Lyonne, this series will be entertaining and addictive.”
Johnson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Knives Out,” which earned greater than $300 million worldwide. His different credit embody the movies “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Looper.”
T-Street is repped by CAA and lawyer Stephen Clark.
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