Natasha Lyonne, who co-created and starred in Russian Doll with The Acolyte showrunner Leslye Headland, will be working with another Star Wars creator Rian Johnson in his first TV series Poker Face, comissioned for 10 episodes at Peacock.

Rian Johnson has scored a direct-to-series order for his first TV show, a drama starring Natasha Lyonne.

Peacock has ordered 10 episodes of Poker Face from The Last Jedi and Knives Out writer-director and T-Street and MRC Television.

Lyonne is co-creator, co-writer, executive producer and director of Netflix’s Russian Doll, for which she’s earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

“I’m very excited to dig into the type of fun, character driven, case-of-the-week mystery goodness I grew up watching,” Johnson said in a statement. “It’s my happy place. Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we’ve found the perfect home at Peacock.”

Johnson will serve as creator, writer and director of the series. He will also executive produce alongside partner Ram Bergman, Lyonne and Nena Rodrigue. While this is the first show Johnson has created, he has plenty of experience directing TV episodes, having helmed several standout hours of Breaking Bad.

 

 

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