The Fate Of Poker Face Has Been Decided

Natasha Lyonne's hit streaming show Poker Face isn't done airing its first season yet, but Hulu has already greenlit a second season.

By Britta DeVore | Published

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Charlie Cale will officially be back in action, turning up the heat and making suspects fold at the first sign of guilt in a second season of Poker Face. According to Variety, the Natasha Lyonne-led and Rian Jonson-created series has been such a hit that Peacock is immediately jumping on a renewal. Further adding to the mounting excitement, the detective-centered series is still in the midst of its first season, meaning the green light for a follow-up comes while there are still episodes on the way. Hooray!

In Poker Face, Natasha Lyonne leads an ever-changing star-studded cast as Charlie Cale, an ex-casino employee who’s on the lam and running from the law but accidentally finds herself mixed up in the bizarre deaths of several strangers on her journey. Joining Natasha Lyonne in a recurring capacity are Benjamin Bratt (Demolition Man) who plays Cliff LeGrand, the head of security for the casino and the man in hot pursuit of Charlie, and Ron Perlman (Nightmare Alley) as the casino’s owner, Sterling Frost Sr.

Dubbed a “case-of-the-week” murder mystery, Poker Face kept us all on the edge of our seats last year when the casting announcements began to roll out. It seemed like we were getting updates daily with the latest major name signed on to appear in the production. Those involved include Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry), Hong Chau (The Whale), John Ratzenberger (Cheers), Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Charles Melton (Riverdale), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper), and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) – and that merely scratches the surface.

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Dascha Polanco and Natasha Lyonne in Poker Face

The production connects both Rian Johnson, who brought audiences major features including the Knives Out franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper, and Brick, and Natasha Lyonne with many folks they’ve worked with in the past. Johnson seems to always find a way to team up with Gordon-Levitt for his projects along with his close friend Noah Segan, who’s appeared in several of the director’s movies including Looper, Brick, and as everyone’s favorite Corona-drinking island guest Derol in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Likewise, Poker Face star Lyonne has previously starred alongside Polanco on Orange is the New Black, Sevigny in Party Monster, and Clea DuVall in the queer classic, But I’m a Cheerleader

With the Season 2 announcement just breaking, it’s anyone’s guess who the next lineup of stars will be for the follow-up installment of Poker Face but with Natasha Lyonne and Rian Johnson having such a wide array of talented friends, we’re sure it will be just as magnificent as the initial call sheet. You can currently catch the premiere season now streaming on Peacock with its seventh episode airing tomorrow, Thursday, February 16, 2023. Three more episodes are set to follow with the tenth episode and Season 1 finale hitting the streamer on March 9. As of right now, no release window has been set for Season 2 of Poker Face.