Only a few weeks removed from Glass onion‘s big debut on Netflix, Ryan Johnson already has a brand new mystery TV series on a rival streaming series. Peacock’s Poker facewhich Johnson wrote, directed and created follows Charlie Cale, played by Natasha Lyonne, who has a unique ability that helps her solve mysteries: She instinctively knows when someone is lying. It’s kind of like the flip side of Ana de Armas’ character Knives Outwho was physically unable to tell a lie.
Inspired by classic TV shows about unlikely detectives who solve weekly mysteries, the series follows Charlie as she stumbles into one case after another. Given that Glass onion is already one of Netflix’s most-watched movies in history after about two weeks of release, the show should be a huge hit. The long cast of guest stars includes Adrien Brody, Benjamin Bratt, Cherry Jones, Ellen Barkin, Hong Chau, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Rowan Blanchard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tim Blake Nelson and Tim Meadows.
You can watch the trailer below:
Here is the series’ official synopsis:
Poker Face is a 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series that follows Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an uncanny ability to tell when someone is lying. She hits the road in her Plymouth Barracuda and at every stop meets a new group of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.
Poker face is scheduled to premiere on the Peacock on January 26. I’ve already rewatched one Glass onion a few times so I’m ready for some new mysteries.