Glass Onion director Rian Johnson's next detective novel, the Peacock series Poker Face starring Natasha Lyonne, has gotten a brand new official trailer.
Glass Onion director Rian Johnson's next detective story has been revealed in a new trailer for Poker Face. The series, a Peacock original series, was created by Johnson, who also directed the first two of the 10-episode season. The show stars Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cade, a woman on the run who finds herself at the center of a string of murder mysteries, and a string of celebrity guests including Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Chloe Sevigny, Tim Meadows, Benjamin Bratt, Hong Chau, Ron Perlman, Stephanie Hsu and Luis Guzmán.
Today, Peacock shared a new official trailer for the series ahead of Poker Face's official launch on January 26, when its first four episodes will air. The trailer explores why Charlie needs to be on the road when her job as a casino worker gets her into trouble and she becomes the target of a crime boss. She seems to follow a death curse, and murder mysteries pop up as she tries to avoid “wolves on [her] fenders.” Check out the full trailer below:
What Will Make Poker Face Different from Knives Out & Glass Onion?
Poker Face doesn't exactly hide its connection to the Knockout universe. In fact, it is showing off. exist In addition to proudly announcing that the series comes from the "writer/director of Knockouts," the series was subtly teased in Knockouts sequel Glass Onion, which hit Netflix two weeks ago. In early scenes in the film, Daniel Craig's detective Benoit Blanc is playing games with other famous mystics, including Angela Lansbury ("Murder She Wrote") star), Steven Sondheim (writer of "The Last of Sheila"), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (author of several Sherlock Holmes detective novels after retirement), and Lyonne herself.
Fans were concerned that Poker Face might be too close to the Knockout movies, which is certainly fair, especially considering that the movies follow a similar format, and that Blank encounters a new mystery each time. However, Poker Face's true intentions are hidden in the trailer's '70s-inspired soundtrack. Get Out star Lil Rel Howery, who also appears in the series, said it best when he described it as an "old-school mystery show" similar to Matlock, Perry Mason, and The Heat of the Night.
Poker Face could also be a detective series, but it has very different implications. While "Knockout" and "The Glass Onion" borrowed from Agatha Christie's puzzle-box puzzles, including "And Then There Was No Man" and "Under the Sun," the new series takes a more modern approach. collection mode. The trailer also reveals that, in addition to the show's mysterious influence, it's modeled after many of the "outcasts changing small-town life" series of 1960s and '70s television, including The Hulk and The Fugitive.
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