Rian Johnson’s Poker Face Series Nabs Early Season 2 Renewal
Peacock has announced that Rian Johnson’s latest mystery comedy Poker Face has officially been renewed for a second season. The early renewal comes after three weeks since the Natasha Lyonne-led series made its debut. The comedy will premiere its seventh episode titled “The Future of the Sport” on February 16.
“Poker Face is one of those rare, undeniable shows that we all fell in love with from the start, but the critical acclaim and viewer response has been beyond our wildest dreams,” NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s Chairman of Entertainment Content, Susan Rovner said in a statement. “Working alongside the creative genius of Rian Johnson, Natasha Lyonne and Ram Bergman, along with our partners at MRC and T-Street, has been a spectacular ride, and we can’t wait to hit the road for another season as we continue to build momentum across Peacock’s originals slate.”
Poker Face is created, written, and directed by Rian Johnson in his first-ever TV project. He is also serving as co-executive producer and co-showrunner with Nora and Lilla Zuckerman.
Joining Lyonne are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrien Brody, Stephanie Hsu, Benjamin Bratt, David Castañeda, Angel Desai, Audrey Corsa, Brandon Micheal Hall, Charles Melton, Chelsea Frei, Cherry Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Clea DuVall, Colton Ryan, Danielle MacDonald, Dascha Polanco, Ellen Barkin, Hong Chau, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin, Jameela Jamil, Judith Light, Leslie Silva, Lil Rel Howery, Luis Guzmán, Megan Suri, Niall Cunningham, Nicholas Cirillo, Nick Nolte, Reed Birney, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Rowan Blanchard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Shane Paul McGhie, Simon Helberg, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tim Meadows.
Poker Face is executive produced by Johnson, Ram Bergman, and Nena Rodrigue for T-Street Productions, along with Natasha Lyonne, Maya Rudolph, and Danielle Renfrew through their Animal Pictures banner. It is a production by MRC Television.