Looks like Charlie Chase is going to be on the run and solving mysteries a little bit longer.
Peacock has renewed its hit mystery series Poker Face for a second season. The show stars Natasha Lyone as Charlie Chase, a woman who has the unique ability to tell when people are lying. After a run-in with a mobbed-up Las Vegas casino owner Charlie goes on the run, stumbling across murders which she feels compelled to solve on a weekly basis.
The series was created by Rian Johnson, the writer/director behind the big screen hit murder mystery Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion. He is currently working at developing a third film in the franchise that stars Daniel Craig as detective Benoit Blanc for Netflix.
Poker Face premiered last month to a wave of positive reviews, many praising the show’s throwback to episodic mystery series of te 1970s. One specific parallel that was pointed out repeatedly was to the Peter Falk-starring series Columbo. Like that classic series, audiences see who committed the murder before Lyonne’s Charlie is added into the story. The rest of each episode then plays out as a bit of a cat-and-mouse game as the murderer tries to avoid being found out by Charlie’s investigation. Columbo is also available on the Peacock streaming service.
The series has managed to attract a number of guest stars for one-off appearances including Adrien Brody, Lil Rel Howery, Judith Light, Chloë Sevigny, Ellen Barkin, Tim Meadows, Sion Helberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte, K Callan, Stephanie Hsu , Cherry Jones, Ron Perlman, Cle DuVall, Luis Guzmán and more.
Poker Face is currently airing its first season, with new episodes premiering every Thursday. There is no word as to when the second season is slated to premier.