‘Poker Face’ Gets Season 2 Renewal for Peacock
The critically acclaimed original Peacock series, “Spider face”, has been officially renewed for a second season. Peacock officially confirmed the renewal this week ahead of the Feb. 16 airing of episode 107, “Fure of the Sport.” The show was renewed early before the first season finished its 10-episode run.
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“Poker Face” Gets Early Season 2 Renewal
The Mystery of the Week series is still in the middle of its 10-episode first season. The series stars Natasha Lyonne (“American Pie,” “Russian Doll”) as Charlie, who has a great ability to tell when people are lying. After hitting the road in his Plymouth Barracuda, he meets a new cast of characters at each stop and encounters strange crimes that he has no other way to solve.
The series is created and executive produced by Rian Johnson. Johnson and his producing partner Ram Bergman’s first television show. The Lyonne-starrer is also producing the show under the Animal Pictures production banner. Lyonne also serves as co-writer and director of episode 108 in the first season, The Orpheus Syndrome. Johnson directed the first two episodes of the first season.
The series has received widespread critical acclaim since its debut, with the series currently holding a 99% rating. Rotten tomatoes. The first season also features an impressive roster of guest stars, including Adrien Brody, Angel Desai, Audrey Corsa, Benjamin Bratt, Cherry Jones, Hong Chau, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jameela Jamil, Lil Rel Howery, Luis Guzmán, Chloë Sevigny, Simon Helberg, Tim Blake Nelson, Tim Meadows and many more.
Suvan Rovner, president of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Entertainment, said of the renewal in a statement: “Spider-Face there is it’s one of those rare, undeniable shows that we all fell in love with from the start, but the critical acclaim and audience response has surpassed our wildest dreams.” He continued: “Working with the creative geniuses of Rian Johnson, Natasha Lyonne and Ram Bergman, as well as our partners at MRC and T-Street, has been spectacular and we can’t wait to hit the road for another season. while continuing to invigorate Peacock’s original offering.”
It looks like another television hit for Lyonne, who also stars in the hit Netflix comedy series “Russian Doll,” which she created alongside Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler. Lyonne also served as director, writer, and executive producer on the show. In 2019, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series.
“Russian Doll” debuted its second season on the streamer last year. Netflix has yet to renew the show for a third season.
Meanwhile, “Poker Face” creator Johnson just received his second Oscar nomination of his career, and his screenplay for “The Onion” was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay. The third installment of the “Knives Out” franchise is currently in production at Netflix. Lyonne also has a cameo in Glass Onion.
“Poker Face” airs weekly on the Peacock, with new episodes of the first season debuting Thursdays.