Simon Helberg joins Rian Johnson’s Peacock series

Actor Simon Helberg joined the illustrious cast of Peacock’s Poker face, Variety found. While Helberg’s character is kept strictly secret, Natacha Lyonne leads the series as a character who works to solve different murders in each episode.

Led by the filmmaker Rian Johnson, the series received a 10-episode order from the streamer in March 2021. Helberg joins a cast that already includes stars like Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie Hsu, Jameela Jamil, David Castanedaand Tim Meadows, among many others. In a previous statement, Johnson said,

I’m very excited to dig into the kind of fun, character-driven, case-of-the-week mystery goodness I grew up watching. This is my happy place. Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we’ve found the perfect home in Peacock.

Poker face marks Johnson’s debut writing a television series. The filmmaker previously directed episodes of AMC and Vince Gilliganit is breaking Bad and effects and Ted Griffinit is burrows. Perhaps Johnson is best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplay for Knives out, which he also directed. He is currently working on the Knives out after Glass Onion. He and T-Street also produce three body problema series currently in preparation at Netflix. Lisa Katzpresident of scripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming spoke about Johnson’s contribution to the upcoming series,

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Rian Johnson’s distinct sensitivity and talent for telling mysteries from the edge of your seat is a huge gift for Peacock, and we can’t wait for audiences to ponder each case.

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Helberg is best known for playing Howard Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He played the character throughout the show’s 12 seasons, garnering much appreciation for his portrayal. His feature film credits include As they created us, Annette, Florence Foster Jenkins, good night and good luckand A serious man. He also earned a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his work in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Poker face is produced by Lyonne, Maya Rodolphe, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens pictures of animals. nora and Lilla Zuckerman serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Ram Bergman and Nena Rodrigue of T-Street is also an executive producer. MRC Television will produce.


Currently, the streamer has not revealed a release date for the upcoming series.

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