Natasha Lyonne Investigates Crimes in 'Poker Face' Teaser

Watch a teaser for 'Poker Face,' starring Natasha Lyonne ahead of its January premiere on Peacock.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Natasha Lyonne in 'Poker Face'


Natasha Lyonne is moving from the existential mystery of Russian Doll to the road-trip mystery of Poker Face beginning Jan. 26 on Peacock.

In the new drama from creator Rian Johnson who also serves as showrunner and director, Lyonne plays Charlie Cale, a woman with a special ability to tell when someone is lying. But "the real trick of it is figuring out why," she says. So she puts this skill to good use by solving crimes. See what weird situations she ends up in in a teaser for the show, below.

In each episode, Charlie hits a new location in her 1969 Plymouth Barracuda, which Peacock seems to really be stressing as another character in the show, and encounters unique individuals involved in an "of the week" (aka self-contained) crime. That means the show welcomes a wide range of guest stars to play opposite Lyonne, including Adrien Brody, Angel Desai, Audrey Corsa, Benjamin Bratt, Brandon Michael 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, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 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, Stephanie Hsu, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tim Meadows.

Other executive producers alongside Johnson include Lyonne, Ram Bergman, Nora Zuckerman, Lila Zuckerman, Natasha Lyonne, Nena Rodrigue, and Iain B. Macdonald, with Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens serving as co-executive producers. The series comes from T-Street and MRC Television.

Poker Face premieres with the first four episodes on Jan. 26 and then streams a new episode every Thursday up to and including the finale on March 9.