Don’t cry because Poker Face ended, smile because it’ll be back for Season 2! Here is everything we know so far about Poker Face Season 2.
It has only been hours since the premiere of the finale episode of the first season ended on March 9, 2023, but it is fair to say that the fans have been curious to know if the show will be returning for another season or not. We’ll get straight to the point: Yes, much to fans’ delight, the beloved “Case of the Week” murder mystery series created by Rian Johnson will return for a second season!
If you recall, back in February 2023, the series was renewed for a second season. This is a major relief for the fandom, and they won’t have to speculate for the coming years about whether there will be more seasons or not. However, the renewal isn’t unexpected, as Poker Face’s first season was met with critical acclaim upon release.
The popular site, Rotten Tomatoes, reported a 99% approval rating of 8.6/10, based on 77 critic reviews. The critics’ consensus reads, “With the incomparable Natasha Lyonne as an ace up its sleeve, Poker Face is a puzzle box of modest ambitions working with a full deck.” Metacritic assigned a score of 84 out of 100 based on 38 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
So, if you want to know everything relating to when the new season is going to be released, then you’ve come to the right place! To curb all your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous episodes of the beloved series. Continue reading to find out more about Peacock’s Poker Face Season 2.
Poker Face Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
Though the exact release date of the upcoming season hasn’t been confirmed yet. It has been speculated that the release window might be around the fall of 2023 or maybe sometime in the early months of 2024. If the production starts on time, the likely time frame will be January 2024, just like the first season.
It is likely that the next season will follow in the same footsteps to be consistent with the overall story.
On the other hand, it is expected to follow a similar time slot, with new episodes dropping on a weekly basis on Thursday at 2 a.m. pacific/5 a.m. eastern on Peacock. Of course, this is just guesswork! Hence, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms for the series to be updated with the latest information.
Take a look at the official announcement below:
Charlie Cale isn't done yet. Poker Face will be back for Season 2! No bullsh*t. pic.twitter.com/HIjfgSox1W
— Peacock (@peacock) February 15, 2023
Poker Face Season 2: What to expect?
The series is expected to expand on the already-set basic premise from the first season, which explored Natasha Lyonne’s character, Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda, and with every stop, she encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.
There is a lot of anticipation for Season 2 after watching Poker Face’s season conclusion. In the final episode, “The Hook,” the viewers got to see that Charlie faces her greatest challenge yet when she is caught in the crossfire of a deadly power play that puts her in the sights of two ruthless crime syndicates and the FBI. In addition, Ron Perlman, Simon Helberg, Clea DuVall, and Rhea Perlman made an unexpected guest appearance.
It’s fair to say that this ending builds up the hype for the new one more than ever! In a recent interview, showrunner Nora Zuckerman explained to Variety when asked about Rhea Perlman’s casting, quote, “We certainly wanted a voice that you would immediately recognize and know.”
Showrunner Lilla Zuckerman added, “She’s such inspired casting, and I think so much of the casting of this season is inspired because you get somebody that is beloved and famous for playing a certain type of role, and then we get to see them reveal a totally different side of themselves and play against type. And Rhea Perlman playing the head of the Five Families, an absolute killer, a sadistic cold-blooded hunter – I can’t wait to see what that looks like in Season 2. I don’t know what it looks like yet, but I can’t wait to write it.”
When asked about Season 2, Nora replied, “We certainly have ideas. There’s a lot of stuff we wanted to do in Season 1 that we kind of put aside and said, we love this, but we’ll wait. The details are still being ironed out. It was such an early pickup, I don’t think anybody expected it so soon. So it’s a real exciting prospect.”
Lilla added, “We’re so much more educated now on how to write this show and how to innovate on the form that I think when we go back and take a look at some of those worlds or characters or murders that we set aside, we might find fresh ways in. And we’ve seen this kind of formula work, messing around with different tones works, meeting new dastardly characters every week works. So I think we can go into Season 2 with a lot of confidence and a lot of creativity.”
The main cast members from the first season who are expected to reprise their roles are Natasha Lyonne and Charlie Cale, a casino worker who goes on the run. The recurring cast members include Benjamin Bratt as Cliff LeGrand, the casino head of security, who chases Charlie across the country, and Ron Perlman as Sterling Frost Sr., the casino owner.
The series is produced by Johnson’s T-Street Productions and MRC Television, along with Lyonne under her production banner Animal Pictures. Johnson, Bergman, and Lyonne executive produce alongside Nena Rodrigue and Iain B. MacDonald. Nora Zuckerman and Lilla Zuckerman serve as executive producers and showrunners.
Moreover, the second season is expected to have at least 10 episodes with an average runtime of 47 to 67 minutes. It is speculated that it is intended to be consistent for the story in a similar fashion. On the other hand, we’d also like to point out that the exact titles and synopsis for the episodes cannot be confirmed as the first season just ended, which is way too soon for the network to disclose such details.
The series is available to stream on Peacock within the United States starting at just $4.99/month or $49.99/year for the ad-supported Premium plan. If you’d rather stream without commercials, join the Peacock Premium Plus plan for $9.99/month or $99.99/year. The viewers can select membership plans as per their preferences, which include many TV shows and movies from various genres that you’ll definitely enjoy!
In the meantime, check out the official trailer of the first season to recall the events which have transpired so far in the season:
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Poker Face Season 2 updates on Web News Observer.