This star-studded new series could be your next mystery obsession

The show is from the writer-director behind Knives Out.

A trailer was released this week for Poker facea new comedy-drama crime series starring Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll).

The show sees the actress play Charlie Cale, a woman with an extraordinary ability to tell when someone is lying, who we follow as she hits the road in her Plymouth Barracuda.

However, at every step of her journey, she “meets a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.”

The show was created by filmmaker Rian Johnson, who in addition to directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, also wrote and directed the acclaimed mystery films Brick, Knives Out and the latter’s upcoming sequel Glass Onion.

And as you might expect given Johnson’s mastery of mysteries, he changes the format with Poker Face.

Instead of following a season-long investigation like modern shows like Mare of Easttown, The Sinner or True Detective have, his new series will see each episode focus on a different mystery, reminiscent of older shows like Columbo.

It appears that the structure of Poker Face’s Case of the Week allowed Johnson to recruit a cast of guest stars for the project.

Adrien Brody, Chloë Sevigny, Ellen Barkin, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lil Rel Howery, Nick Nolte, Ron Perlman, Simon Helberg, Stephanie Hsu and Tim Blake Nelson are all set to make appearances on the show.

Consisting of 10 episodes, Poker Face will air on January 26, 2022. You can check out its trailer below.

Clip via Peacock

In the meantime, here are some of the other big teasers that have been released in the past seven days across the film and TV world.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Extract via Marvel Entertainment

Starting with the movies, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) face off against MCU’s new big bad Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in this sequel, which hits theaters on February 17, 2022.

bardo

Clip via Netflix

Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Oscar-winning director of Birdman and The Revenant, returns with this epic dramedy following a documentarian who returns to his native Mexico and begins to have an existential crisis in the form of dreamlike visions.

It will be released on Netflix on December 16.

North circular

This musical documentary explores the history, music and streetscapes of Dublin’s North Circular Road and will be released in cinemas on December 2.

stutz

Clip via Netflix

Jonah Hill directs this documentary about his therapist and one of the world’s greatest psychiatrists, Phil Stutz, which hits Netflix November 14.

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

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The Guardians of the Galaxy try to cheer up a sad Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) this Christmas by kidnapping Kevin Bacon in this MCU special on Disney+ on November 25.

pale blue eye

Clip via Netflix

In this gothic mystery landing on Netflix on January 6, 2023, a veteran detective (Christian Bale) investigates a series of murders at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York in 1830.

He is helped by Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling), a young cadet at the academy.

The son

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Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern and Vanessa Kirby star in director Florian Zeller’s family drama (The Father) which will arrive in Irish cinemas shortly after its November 25 US release.

1899

Clip via Netflix

Coming to TV, this mystery horror series is from the creators of the excellent German puzzler Dark and follows a group of European passengers on a migrating steamer in 1899 whose journey becomes a nightmare.

It arrives on Netflix on November 17.

Jack Ryan Season 3

Clip via Prime Video

John Krasinski returns as the titular CIA analyst in this third season of Amazon’s action-thriller series based on the books by Tom Clancy.

The new season begins on December 21.

Lockwood & Co.

Clip via Netflix

Set in a ghost-ridden world and following a trio of teenagers battling the supernatural, the new series hits Netflix on January 27.

Servant Season 4

Music video via Apple TV

This spooky Apple TV+ series from M. Night Shyamalan returns for its fourth and final season on January 13, 2023.

Succession Season 4

Extract via HBO Max

The dysfunctional Roy family will be back for more backstabbing and swearing next spring.

The call

Clip via Peacock

Last but not least, this new series from David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) coming to Peacock November 10 tells the story of a religious NYPD detective who begins to question his beliefs when a seemingly routine investigation turns Upside down.

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