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Poker Face is adding Umbrella Academy’s David Castañeda to the Rian Johnson series

The past week has been full of casting news for the new Peacock series poker facewhich will be a collaboration between Russian doll creator and star Natasha Lyonne and knife out writer and director Ryan Johnson. Both in the last few days Joseph Gordon Levitt and Stephanie Hasu have joined the line. Variety is now reporting The Umbrella Academy star David Castaneda also joined the cast.

The main details of the plot of poker face were kept secret, as was Castañeda’s role in the series. We know Lyonne will play the main character. The series is said to be a “procedural format” in which “Lyonne’s character works to solve different murders in each episode.” When the series was first announced, Johnson described it as “hilarious, character-driven, mystery, fall-of-the-week goodness.” Johnson has earned much favor with audiences in the crime genre as his film knife out not only earned it an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, but its two sequels are among the most anticipated upcoming films on the Netflix list.

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Castañeda is probably best known to audiences for his role as Diego Hargreeves in the fan-favorite Netflix series The Umbrella Academy and next appears in Season 3 of the series later this summer. He has also had recurring roles on a number of other series such as Jane the maiden, Changed at birthand southland. Castañeda will also star in the second season of The most dangerous game. His film credits include Sicario: Day of the Soldado, The tax collector, end of the watchand The guilty. He will also appear in the upcoming comedy rooferin which he not only stars but also directs, based on a screenplay he co-wrote.


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poker face will receive a ten-episode first season streaming exclusively on Peacock. In addition to writing and creating the series, Johnson will direct and serve as executive producer on the project through his company, T-Street Productions. Also from T-Street Production, Ram Bergman and Nena Rodrigue will serve as executive producers alongside Johnson. Lyonne is also set to serve as executive producer Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens serve as co-executive producer throughout the Animal Pictures production banner. poker face will see nora and Lilla Zuckermann together serve as co-showrunners as well as executive producers.

Currently, the series has no announced release date. Stay tuned to Collider for future updates on this upcoming series.


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