Poker Face: Natasha Lyonne stars in Rian Johnson’s first TV series for Peacock
Peacock placed a direct order for the 10-episode series Poker face, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rian Johnson’s (Knife 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 one-hour mystery series.
“I’m very excited to deal with the kind of fun, characterful, mysterious goodness I saw as a kid. It is my happy place. Having Natasha as a crime partner is a dream and we have found the perfect home at Peacock. “ said Johnson.
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“Rian Johnson’s keen sensitivity and talent for telling secrets on the edge of your seat makes a great gift to Peacock, and we can’t wait for the audience to look into each case.” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Coupled with the acting genius of Natasha Lyonne, this series will be entertaining and addicting.”
Johnson will serve as the creator, writer, and director of the original series. He will also serve as executive producer alongside partner Ram Bergman and T-Street television president Nena Rodrigue.
MRC TV President Elise Henderson added: “Rian is a talented writer and director who will captivate you with his unique approach to mystery. We are so proud to work with him and Ram to have Natasha Lyonne as our lead and land this phenomenal show at Peacock with a talented team. “
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Lyonne will also serve as executive producer through her Animal Pictures along with co-executive producers Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.
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