Peacock has obtained the rights to Poker face, a mystery drama series from Rian Johnson and MRC Television starring Russian doll actress Natasha Lyonne. Johnson, whose 2019 film Knives out earned the filmmaker an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, he is the creator, writer and director of Poker face. The project marks the first television series for Johnson, whose previous work has consistently been in movies.
Johnson will also serve as executive producer with his partner Ram Bergman for the T-Street banner and the company’s president of television, Nena Rodrigue. They are also executive producers Natasha lyonne for Animal Pictures with Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens serving as co-executive producers.
“Rian Johnson’s distinctive sensitivity and talent for telling mysteries on the edge of his seat is an enormous gift to Peacock, and we can’t wait for audiences to dig deeper into each case,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content, NBCUniversal Television. and Streaming, it said in a statement. “Along with the acting genius of Natasha Lyonne, this series will be entertaining and addictive.”
“Rian is a talented writer and director who draws you in with his unique approach to mystery and we are so proud to partner with him and Ram, and to have Natasha Lyonne as our lead, and put together this phenomenal show at Peacock with a talented crew.” also said MRC Television president Elise Henderson.
For its part, Rian Johnson added: “I’m very excited to delve into the kind of mysterious goodness of the week’s case, character driven and fun that I grew up watching. It’s my happy place. Having Natasha as an accessory to a crime is a dream, and we’ve found the perfect home in Peacock. “
Knives out garnered critical acclaim from Johnson along with an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture at the Golden Globes. Due to the film’s success, a sequel was announced last year and Johnson confirmed that he had begun writing the script. Daniel Craig is also expected to return in a lead role. It is not yet clear when the filming of this project will occur before or after. Poker face.
Johnson’s other credits include The Bloom brothers, Looper, Y Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Last month, Johnson also said his plans star Wars The trilogy is still on, which suggests that he will make more movies in that franchise at some point in the future. Given how much is going on with Johnson right now, it doesn’t look like his Star Wars movies are going to happen anytime soon.
Meanwhile, although she is known for her roles in titles such as american foot other Orange is the new black, Lyonne has had great success moving behind the camera. She serves as a co-creator, writer, director, and executive producer in addition to starring in the hit Netflix series. Russian doll. Lyonne earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work on the show and is currently working on an upcoming second season. The filmmaker also directed and executive produced Sarah Cooper: Everything is fine and has a role in the Lee Daniels movie United States vs. Billie Holiday.
This news was first reported by Term.
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