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Clea DuVall on Coming in for Key Finale Storyline in ‘Poker Face’

[This story contains spoilers to the season one finale of Poker Face, “The Hook.”] When Natasha Lyonne reached out to Clea DuVall about a pivotal role on Poker Face, it was an easy ask. “She just texted me and said there was this role she wanted me to play and, would I be able to […]

How the ‘Poker Face’ Finale Sets Up Charlie Cale for Season 2 and Beyond

[This story contains major spoilers to the season one finale of Poker Face, “The Hook.”] The hook brings you back. Going into the finale of Poker Face, showrunners Nora and Lilla Zuckerman had warned The Hollywood Reporter to keep an eye out for all of the “hooks.” And that Easter egg hint panned out with […]

‘Poker Face’ Showrunners on Putting Natasha Lyonne Through the Wringer With “Gut-Wrenching” Episode

[This story contains spoilers to the penultimate episode of season one of Poker Face, “Escape From Shit Mountain.”] By the time Poker Face viewers hit play on “Escape From Shit Mountain,” the audience for the Natasha Lyonne-starring murder mystery series knows what to expect: There will be a murder, and Charlie Cale (Lyonne) needs to […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Reuniting With Rian Johnson for ‘Poker Face’ — and That Dong Cameo in ‘Glass Onion’

[This story contains major spoilers to the penultimate episode in season one of Poker Face, “Escape From Shit Mountain.”] After delighting audiences with his unsuspecting cameos, Joseph Gordon-Levitt finally steps back into Rian Johnson’s frame on Poker Face. Since starring in Johnson’s directorial debut, the 2005 indie movie Brick, the actor has appeared in every […]

Oscars: David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu, Son Lux to Perform Nominated Song From ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu and Son Lux will take the stage at the 95th annual Academy Awards to perform “This Is a Life,” the Oscar-nominated song from Everything Everywhere All at Once. “This Is a Life,” with music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski, and lyrics by Ryan Lott and David Byrne, is nominated […]

Hollywood Insiders Respond to Streamers Pulling Projects: “It’s Horrifying”

Creatives are burning with rage over Hollywood’s hottest new trend: streaming platforms’ habit of canceling finished films and TV series before they’ve aired or pulling projects from platforms and shelving them indefinitely. The Hollywood Reporter has been asking around about the effects of consolidation, budget cuts and tax write-offs kneecapping projects like Batgirl, Snowpiercer, Scoob!: […]

‘Poker Face’: Cherry Jones on Playing a Hollywood Exec for “Hitchcockian” Horror and Working With Nick Nolte

[This story contains spoilers to the eighth episode of Poker Face, “The Orpheus Syndrome.”] The guest stars of Poker Face have something in common. After fateful endings to their season one episodes, they aspire to come back and play a different character for season two. But Cherry Jones acknowledges that, given the reception to the […]

‘Poker Face’ Makes Solid Debut on Streaming Charts

Peacock’s throwback murder-mystery show Poker Face had a good premiere week, slotting in third place among original streaming series in Nielsen’s rankings. Ginny & Georgia spent its fourth straight week as the top series but lost its No. 1 overall title to Netflix’s movie You People. Poker Face, whose first four episodes debuted Jan. 26, […]

Critics’ Conversation: A Topsy-Turvy Television Winter

Preconceived notions were flipped on their heads these past few months as reviewers rallied around a video game adaptation, Peacock piqued interest and Apple TV+ stumbled (though all hail Harrison Ford, small-screen comic MVP).

‘Poker Face’ Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock

No bullshit here: Poker Face is returning for a second season. The Peacock series created by Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne has been renewed at the streamer. The renewal comes as the first season of the T-Street and MRC Television series is rolling out, heading toward its March 9 finale. A season two premiere date […]

Natasha Lyonne Says She Almost Starred on ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ and ‘Blossom’

Natasha Lyonne is dishing on some iconic roles she was close to landing early in her career. While on Thursday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked the Poker Face star to name a role that another actress got that she thinks should have been hers. She quickly responded in a playful […]

Ellen Barkin on Her Theatrical ‘Poker Face’ Performance and “F***ing Hilarious” Episode

[This story contains spoilers from the sixth episode of Poker Face, “Exit Stage Death.”] When looking ahead at what was to come on Poker Face, co-showrunners Nora and Lilla Zuckerman had said that an upcoming episode involving a fake play within an episode was their toughest stand-alone murder mystery story to crack. That episode, titled […]