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Rian Johnson To Helm New Mystery Series

Team Stardust
March 16, 2021

Director Rian Johnson (Knives Out, Star Wars The Last Jedi) has just signed on to direct, write, and produce an upcoming mystery series for NBC’s new streaming service, Peacock. Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange is the New Black) has been cast as the lead in the 10-episode series called Poker Face.

Johnson said, “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.”

While Johnson has previously directed for TV, including episodes of Breaking Bad and Terriers, Poker Face will be his first dive into creating a television show of his own. 

President of scripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Lisa Katz said, “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...Paired with the acting genius of Natasha Lyonne, this series will be entertaining and addictive.”

What do you think of Rian Johnson’s move to TV with his mystery series?

Header image courtesy of Variety.