New 'Poker Face' Trailer Takes Natasha Lyonne on a Lie-Detection Journey

Rian Johnson's debut TV series premieres Jan. 26 on Peacock.

Peacock will welcome Rian Johnson to the world of television later this month when he releases his mystery series of the week Poker Face and a new trailer featuring Natasha Lyonne's polygraph, crime-solving Charlie. Luckily, she has an uncanny ability to tell if someone is lying, and she hits the road in her Plymouth Barracuda, encountering a new mystery and colorful new characters wherever she goes. The trailer finds her in one bizarre situation after another, surrounded by a star-studded ensemble all the while.

Charlie's parentage is briefly teased at the beginning of the video, showing her seemingly getting into trouble with some dubious people after using a polygraph to help her gamble. Needing to keep moving in order to avoid the thugs chasing her, she lives on the road and travels from one stop to another without everything in the car. Still, like any good mystery protagonist, Charlie seems to bring her death. In so many settings, whether it's a cabin, a hotel, or a runway, she finds herself involved in many different murders, from car breakdowns to shootings and stabbings, and she uses her ability to find out who among the suspects is lying . nostalgic In tone, it still manages to hit a similar note to Johnson's Wilderness series, with a classic mystery setting combined with some Lyon comedy and a string of well-dressed guest stars. All along, the connecting theme between the episodes seems to be that Charlie is trying to escape the wolves that are chasing her.

Lyonne will meet countless stars along her journey, including Megan Suri, Colton Ryan, Brandon Michael Hall, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ron Perlman, Stephanie Hsu, Nick Nolte, Tim Blake Nelson, Benjamin Bratt, Hong Chau , Lil Rel Howery, Jameela Jamil, Chloë Sevigny, David Castañeda, Danielle Macdonald, and others. In addition to starring, Leon also directed one of the ten episodes himself, and Johnson wrote and directed the rest. The pair also executive produced the series.

Poker Face Looks to Continue Johnson's Success With Mysteries

For Johnson, Poker Face differed from his typical mystery shows due to its brief anthology format, but he proved time and time again to be a master of the genre. He recently hit gold again with his latest Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) adventure Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery at Netflix following the success of his expectations-defying whodunit Knives Out. Although Charlie is not as professional as Blanc in solving puzzles, Johnson is using his experience writing amateur, accidental detectives in previous films to make her a compelling character whose abilities propel her into the super-sleuth role.

Poker Face will air its first four episodes on Peacock on January 26, with more every Thursday thereafter. Check out the trailer below.

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