Rian Johnson's Poker Face Adds Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Johnson's Good Luck Charm

If we weren't already losing our collective s*** over Rian Johnson's upcoming Natasha Lyonne starring mystery series "Poker Face" for Peacock, the latest casting announcement is surely going to put us all over the edge of excitement. The 10-episode series of "case-of-the-week mystery goodness" has added Rian Johnson regular Joseph Gordon-Levitt to the cast. With plot details being played close to the chest, we're unsure of how prominent of a role Gordon-Levitt will play in the series, but given the frequent collaborations between the duo, it's definitely something worth celebrating.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in Johnson's debut feature "Brick" and his sci-fi time travel thriller "Looper," but has popped up in every feature film of Johnson's in some way or another. Eagle-eyed viewers can see him as a bar patron in "The Brothers Bloom," and JGL provides voice cameos in both "Knives Out" and "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi." Now we wait to see if Noah Segan, Johnson's other good luck charm, shows up in "Poker Face."

Each episode of "Poker Face" will be an hour-long mystery with Johnson creating, writing, and directing the series. He and Lyonne are both executive producing alongside Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.

"I'm very excited to dig into the type of fun, character driven, case-of-the-week mystery goodness I grew up watching," Johnson said in a statement. "It's my happy place. Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we've found the perfect home at Peacock."

Sisters Nora and Lilla Zuckerman will serve as showrunners, having written for "Fringe," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Suits," and "Prodigal Son."

Rian Johnson keeps on winning

With "Poker Face" coming to Peacock and "Knives Out 2" and "Knives Out 3" heading to Netflix, Rian Johnson is surely proving to all of those who harassed him over "The Last Jedi" that living well truly is the best revenge. While "Poker Face" is Johnson's first foray into original serialized storytelling, it's certainly not his first rodeo directing television. He famously directed three episodes of "Breaking Bad," including the season 5 episode "Fifty-One" which earned him the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series in 2013.

The show is also yet another selling point for Peacock, who despite struggling a bit in the ongoing streaming wars, continually puts out some of the best original content available to stream. "Poker Face" will be joining a stellar roster of programming including "One Of Us Is Lying," "Bel-Air," "Girls5eva," "Rutherford Falls," "Killing It," "We Are Lady Parts," and the upcoming "MacGruber" series.