Premieres January 26 on Peacock

Premieres January 26 on Peacock

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  • Rian Johnson’s “Poker Face” premieres January 26 exclusively on Peacock.
  • The mystery series stars Natasha Lyonne and focuses on a new case each episode.
  • Peacock subscriptions start at $5/mo with ads, or $10/mo without ads.

“Poker Face” is a new mystery series from Rian Johnson, the director of “Knives Out” and “Glass Onion.” The case-of-the-week comedy-drama hits Peacock on January 26.

“Poker Face” is inspired by the “howcatchem” mystery format made famous by the 1970s television detective show Columbo. The series centers on Charlie Cale, a casino worker on the run. As he goes from town to town, each stop has a murder mystery that only Charlie, with his talents as a human lie detector, can solve.

Watch the trailer for ‘Poker Face’

“Poker Face” stars Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”) as Charlie, the protagonist who meets a new cast of characters each episode. The show also stars Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”) as the casino boss and Benjamin Bratt (“Law & Order”) as the head of casino security.

Guest stars in the first season include Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“500 Days of Summer”), Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out” ), Luis Guzm├ín (“Wednesday”), and more.

How to watch ‘Poker Face’

You can watch “Poker Face” exclusively on Peacock starting January 26, with new episodes every Thursday. As a Peacock original, the series will not be available to stream on any other platform.

A Peacock Premium subscription costs $5 a month with ad-supported viewing and access to the full library of the steam. For $10 a month, you can upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus with ad-free streaming and downloadable content.

The Peacock app is compatible with most smart TVs, mobile devices, and media players from major brands like Apple, Roku, Chromecast, and Fire TV. For the full list of compatible devices, visit the Peacock website.

Can I watch ‘Poker Face’ for free?

Although Peacock offers an entry-level plan for free, “Poker Face” is exclusive to the streamer’s paid tiers. Peacock also does not offer trials for its Premium plans, so the series is not available to stream for free.

However, if you have Xfinity cable and Internet, you can get Peacock Premium at no additional cost, which includes access to “Poker Face.”

How many episodes will ‘Poker Face’ have? have?

The first season of “Poker Face” will have 10 episodes in total. The first four episodes will arrive on Peacock at 12 am ET on January 26. The next six episodes will be released weekly at the same time on Thursdays.

The season one finale of “Poker Face” is expected to premiere on March 9 at 12 am ET on Peacock.

Has ‘Poker Face’ been renewed for a season 2?

As of January 25, Peacock has yet to renew “Poker Face” for a second season. However, as a procedural-style mystery, the series’ premise creates the potential for future seasons.

According to Collider, Rian Johnson is already hopeful that “Poker Face” will span multiple seasons on Peacock, as there are “endless stories to tell.” The decision to renew “Poker Face” probably won’t be made until the overall popularity of the first season is assessed.

Is ‘Poker Face’ worth watching?

Natasha Lyonne in sunglasses

Natasha Lyonne in ‘Poker Face’.


The first reviews of “Poker Face” are positive. As of January 25, the show has a “100% Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praise the series’ clever writing and star Natasha Lyonne’s charismatic performance.

Fans of Rian Johnson’s previous mystery movies “Knives Out” and “Glass Onion” should definitely give “Poker Face” a try.

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