Hercules Loves POKER FACE, The New Comedy Hourlong From The Writer-Director Behind THE LAST JEDI!!

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Hercules Loves POKER FACE, The New Comedy Hourlong From The Writer-Director Behind GLASS ONION And THE LAST JEDI!!

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Poker Face FAQ
I am – Hercules!!
What’s it called? “Poker Face.”
Who’s responsible? Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed the acclaimed motion pictures “The Last Jedi,” “Glass Onion,” “Knives Out,” “Looper” and “Brick,” created the series and serves as showrunner. He also wrote and directed the first episode.
What’s it about? Natasha Lyonne (“Orange Is The New Black,” “Russian Doll.”) plays Charlie Cale, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who possesses an unfailing, almost supernatural ability to discern when someone is or isn’t lying. When she runs afoul of a vengeful, murderous casino owner, she flees east. Coincidentally, somebody gets murdered in every town she stops in and she ends up using her uncanny ability to identify the killer.
Natasha Lyonne? Is “Poker Face” anywhere near as good as the Emmy-nominated “Russian Doll”? It’s better. Way better. The pragmatic, foul-mouthed amateur detective amuses greatly and makes better use of Lyonne than anything else I’ve seen her in.* Charlie’s typically hilarious dialogue makes her a worthy successor to both Jim Rockford and Lieutenant Columbo. I realize this is high praise, but that praise is earned.
(*Though she’s rarely been cast as a project’s lead character, the 43-year-old actress has worked A TON since since Woody Allen cast a 16-year-old Lyonne in his 1996 comedy-musical “Everybody Says I Love You.”)
The big news? While Charlie’s earthy, unpretentious nature will remind many of Columbo, the “Poker Face” format will remind many of “Columbo.” In

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