Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Peacock Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'Poker Face' Starring Natasha Lyonne

Peacock has today given a series order to the original drama series Poker Face starring Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is the New Black). The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of the drama.

No details were immediately released about the plot of the mystery drama.

Knives Out filmmaker Rian Johnson created the drama and will direct. He also will executive produce with Lyonne, Ram Bergman and Nena Rodrigue. Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens will co-executive produce. MRC Television, T-Street Productions and Animal Pictures will produce.

"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," said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "Paired with the acting genius of Natasha Lyonne, this series will be entertaining and addictive."

"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," added Johnson. "Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we've found the perfect home at Peacock."