We may not be getting a new season of Russian Doll anytime soon, but Natasha Lyonne has found herself as the lead of another mystery series from the same guy who brought us Knives Out and Glass Onion.
Check out the trailer for Poker Face:
The official synopsis reads:
Poker Face is a 10-episode “mystery-of-the-week” series following Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, 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.
With Knives Out and Glass Onion being murder-mystery movies themselves, I’m wondering how Johnson will make Poker Face feel different, but I think it would have something to do with the ‘investigator’ characters. Benoit Blanc may be a fantastic detective, but he still has to sift through the lies of the characters around him in order to get to the truth; Charlie, on the other hand, may not be so good at deduction, but she can always tell who’s lying—which could mean a different approach with these mystery stories.
I’ll admit, I am kind of worried that Johnson is starting to put himself in a specific genre box, but as long as the movies are entertaining, I’m going to check them out. I just hope he has time to work on his Star Wars trilogy because I’ve been a huge fan of his since Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Catch Poker Face when it premieres on Peacock on Jan. 26.